As Petr Cech sets to leave Stamford Bridge after more than a decade of great performances, the pensioners are looking for a worthy fit as replacement for the Czech international. And Vicente Guaita of Getafe is one of the keepers listed on the target list. Cech has lost his much-monopolized starting berth in the team to Courtois.
At 32, Cech still has a lot of action in him and has proved himself in his 6 league appearances, but Mourinho just prefer the 22 year-old Belgian in first place for reasons best known to him. Courtois was impressive for Atletico Madrid during his 3-season loan. Cech has been shown the green light and he is off by summer. There have been reports that Cech has agreed a £10m deal with PSG and Chelsea is seeking the services of another goalkeeper.
Hence, former Valencia keeper Guaita is being targeted by the special one as prospective second-place goalie. The 28 years old has kept 5 clean sheets in 27 appearances for the Liga club this season. At Valencia he appeared 114 times. The yet-to-be-capped and unlikely-to-be-capped Spaniard has been instrumental in keeping Getafe off the relegation zone this season. Azulones are currently 14th on the log, and with 3 more points, they will be guaranteed a La Liga spot towards next season.
If Guaita eventually gets signed, his appearances will be limited, and may only feature at cup competitions and in less-important matches, but nevertheless, a move to England could interest the shotstopper. Although his contract with Getafe includes a buy-back option from Valencia, but that doesn’t look feasible any longer. He will definitely come handy as an option at Chelsea next season.