Report: Kepa Arrizabalaga will take a pay cut to leave Chelsea on loan
Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly ready to leave Chelsea when the transfer window opens in the New Year.
According to the Sun, the 26-year-old is “convinced” his Blues career is now over and wants to try force a move away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
The report explains that the shot-stopper would be prepared to exit on loan and take a pay cut on his £150,000-a-week contract to lay regularly elsewhere.
Kepa, who cost Chelsea a record £71million (BBC), has had a turbulent time since his move to London back in 2018 from Athletic Bilbao.
The goalkeeper enjoyed a decent debut year in English football, but last season he made so many individual errors in net which saw his confidence drop and he lost the faith of manager Frank Lampard.
It looks like the club are going to end up taking a huge hit on his transfer fee unless he can recapture his price, so taking the gamble of sending him out on loan would make perfect sense.
Edouard Mendy has looked brilliant in Chelsea’s goal since his arrival in the summer window, which is why it looks like a long road back for Kepa and it shows a great attitude that he wants to go elsewhere to try restore his confidence.