Longtime Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Čech is open to making a move to Turkey, joining sides with former teammate Demba Ba at Beşiktaş [Viktor Kolar (Čech’s agent)]. It was thought earlier that Čech was not open to moving away from London, with his family living there for already 11 years now, since he was purchased in 2004. Čech is a legend at Chelsea, and he stated that he does not want to move to another Premier League team, and that the only English side he would sign for would be Chelsea.
It is highly doubtful that Chelsea boss José Mourinho will sell to another English club, especially one like Liverpool or Arsenal, who have been linked to signing the Czech goalkeeper. Mourinho’s first option will be to keep his goalkeeper, but the second choice is to sell, and not to an English club.
After a three year loan spell at Atletico Madrid, Thibaut Courtois returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer. He impressed in training, and proved why he should be Mourinho’s first choice goalkeeper. Not to mention, he is only 23 years of age, while Čech turns 33 years old next season. Courtois is already a world class keeper, and has made 30 total appearances so far in the Premier League this season.
He averages 1.93 saves per match, and has a 100% average claim success this season, keeping 12 clean sheets. Čech has performed well in his six league appearances this season, keeping five clean sheets, proving that he can still perform on the biggest stage in football.
Čech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, stated that Čech is open to a move to Turkish club, Beşiktaş, but a decision will not be made until the season is over…
“I have been in contact with Beşiktaş – we are in talks. Turkey is a choice for Čech but we will decide when the league is over.”
It will be interesting to see what Čech decides to do this summer, and he might be convinced to stay with Chelsea, which would be the most beneficial for the club.