Chelsea set to loan Kepa Arrizabalaga to Napoli

Kepa Arrizabalaga
Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to a report from Daily Mail, the Blues are now close to securing an agreement with Napoli which will see the 27-year-old head out on loan for the upcoming season.

The Blues signed the 27-year-old goalkeeper for a world record fee of around £75 million back in 2018 but he has had a nightmare spell in the Premier League so far.

He has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter for Chelsea over the last few seasons and he managed to make just four Premier League appearances last season.

The goalkeeper needs to play regularly at this stage of his career and a move to Napoli could help him get his career back on track.

Edouard Mendy is currently the first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge and the Spaniard is unlikely to dislodge him in the coming season.

The report further states that Chelsea are open to sending the player out on loan because they want to restore his market value and sell him permanently at the end of next season.

Furthermore, the Blues are set to pay 75% of the player’s wages with Napoli contributing just 25% of his salary.

It will be interesting to see if the Spaniard can hold down a regular starting berth at the Italian club next season and convince them to sign him permanently next summer.

It is evident that the transfer has been a massive failure for all parties concerned and it would be better for Chelsea and the player to part ways permanently in the near future.