Chelsea Considering Offer For England International Nick Pope
Chelsea Football Club are considering selling goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at the end of the season and replacing him with Burnley’s Nick Pope. The Spanish goalkeeper has failed to live up to his £71m price tag with a string of underwhelming performances this season under the management of Frank Lampard.
Kepa arrived at Stamford Bridge from Athletic Bilbao in the summer of 2018 for the huge transfer fee and after a solid first season has been well below par this campaign. Bleacher Report suggest that the Blues are looking to cut their losses on the Spain International and reinvest in a new number one. Chelsea are at the preliminary stages of finding another replacement, with scouts compiling reports on possible signings, but Pope is a name that has come up in early discussions.
The England International is reasonably inexperienced in the Premier League, having made just fifty-eight appearances for Burnley in the top flight, but did enough to make the 2018 England World Cup squad. Although has not had a brilliant season so far with the Clarets struggling. He would be a significantly cheaper option and Chelsea may see him as a comparable option which allows them to save cash to reinvest elsewhere in the squad.