Report: Chelsea Goalkeeper Could Leave In January

Chelsea’s second choice goalkeeper Petr Cech could leave the club as soon as January as reports have emerged that Turkey could be his next destination.

Cech’s agent, Mithat Halis revealed that Besiktas could be a possibility for his client after being relegated to the bench by Jose Mourinho. Halis said, “We have not held talks yet. However, Chelsea have recently made an agreement with Besiktas. Chelsea have similar deals with Vitesse and other clubs.

“If Cech does become available Besiktas would become a potential destination.”

The 32-year old has been the number 1 at the club for almost 10 years but was replaced by Belgian Thibaut Courtois who deserves every bit of credit. Courtois has been a revelation this season as he has made saves that other keepers can only watch and admire. Cech made his 1st appearance against Arsenal, but that too came after Courtois took a knock to his head. The Czech Republic international is himself a quality keeper, so sitting on the bench will not be the best option for him. He had recently revealed, “There is no time for me to sit on the bench and not play. If the situation doesn’t improve I will have to find a solution.”

A potential move to Turkey will depend on Cech as the likes of Atletico Madrid, PSG, and Monaco are also interested. At 32, Cech still has some time left in his career as goalkeepers tend to get better with age. Last month, he was strongly being linked with a move to Atletico Madrid as Courtois’ departure left a hole in the La Liga champions’ defence. You would think that Cech will prefer a move to Spain than Turkey as the League is more competitive there.

He has an incredible 221 clean sheets in 479 appearances for the Chelsea since joining from Rennes in 2004.