Chelsea pursuing Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez to strengthen squad

August 2, 2023 8:17 am

Chelsea Football Club has made a decisive move in the transfer market, submitting a bid for Brighton & Hove Albion’s talented goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez. The 25-year-old shot-stopper has become the Blues’ primary target to challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga for the coveted number one spot. Chelsea faced disappointment in their pursuit of first-choice goalkeepers, Andre Onana and Mike Maignan, who were snatched away by Manchester United and AC Milan, respectively.

After failing to secure their preferred goalkeeping options, Chelsea made the bold decision to stick with Kepa as their main man between the posts. However, Brighton’s willingness to part ways with Sanchez has presented an enticing opportunity for the London club to bolster their goalkeeping department. Acquiring Sanchez could also serve as motivation for Kepa to elevate his performance to new heights. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Gclub.

Last season, Robert Sanchez featured in 23 games for Brighton before losing his starting spot in March. The Seagulls’ manager, Robert De Zerbi, opted for Jason Steele, citing his suitability for the team’s style of playing from the back. With only two years remaining on his contract and being omitted from the squad for friendlies in America, Sanchez’s potential departure seems imminent.

The departure of Edouard Mendy to Al Ahli this summer has left Chelsea with a lack of experienced goalkeepers. The injury to Marcus Bettinelli further exacerbates the situation, leaving the club with young shot-stoppers like Gabriel Slonina, Lucas Bergstrom, Eddie Beach, and Jamie Cumming. Although these youngsters have traveled with the squad to America, Chelsea finds itself in an uncomfortable position should Kepa suffer any injuries.

On the bright side, Robert Sanchez enjoys the backing of Ben Roberts, who holds a crucial goalkeeping management role at Stamford Bridge. The potential addition of Sanchez to Chelsea’s ranks could provide much-needed depth and competition for the goalkeeper position.

However, negotiations with Brighton are proving to be challenging, with both sides still far from reaching an agreement. Chelsea’s struggles in securing a deal for midfielder Moises Caicedo only add to the complexity of the situation. On another front, Gabriel Slonina appears to have a preliminary agreement to join Belgium’s KAS Eupen on loan for the upcoming season, leaving Chelsea open to exploring alternative options.

As the transfer window progresses, Chelsea fans eagerly await news of a successful bid for Robert Sanchez. The talented Spanish goalkeeper could be the missing piece in the Blues’ pursuit of glory in the upcoming season. However, time will tell if Chelsea can seal the deal and fortify their goalkeeping department for the challenges that lie ahead. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Gclub Sports.