Ever since Belgian Thibaut Courtois returned from Atletico Madrid following a successful 3-year long loan spell, former first choice goalie, Petr Cech has found himself a bench regular. And this doesn’t sit well with the Czech Republic veteran. He has only featured 6 times in the Premier League this season, very little when compared to Courtois’s 29. It is in the light of this, that the 32 years old seeks for first team action away from the Stamford Bridge. Liverpool, Real Madrid, Roma, Arsenal and PSG have all shown interest in signing the experienced keeper.
But he has already snubbed Liverpool, and now, both French champions and Wenger’s side are leading in the race to get the keeper’s signature. The shot-stopper currently earns a weekly wage of £120,000 at Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain are keen on bringing him to France paying the same fees. The club’s first choice keeper, Salvatore Sirigu has put up dismal displays this season. And with the French champions wanting to bring in more silverware, a new goalie in Cech has been seen as option. Jose Mourinho has promised to allow the keeper go once a deal is cut. Some reports even claim the champions league winner has agreed a deal with PSG.
But Cech is settled in London with his family, and a move to North London where the Gunners are is also a favorable option. Former Arsenal player, Thierry Henry on Sunday suggested the team needs four key players, a goalie inclusive, in order to win more trophies. And Cech fits into this mould, as he is one of the best keepers of his generation. He has 3 Premier League Golden Glove awards, IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper award, UEFA Club Football Awards for Best Goalkeeper thrice, among others to his credit. Cech won’t spend next season at the bridge, but it will be at either PSG or Arsenal, all arms are folded as to which it will be.