Chelsea will now need another third-choice goalkeeper following Willy Caballero’s exit from Stamford Bridge.
Caballero bid his official farewells yesterday on Instagram after he was placed on the Blues release list.
Although he played twice in the previous campaign, Chelsea still have to fill the void left by his absence.
As they are planning to spend big in this transfer window on hopefully a Norwegian striker, here are three free agents the club could potentially secure to replace Caballero:
Chelsea fans might turn away in disgust at this suggestion, considering Paulo Gazzaniga was on Tottenham Hotspur books not long ago.
Like Caballero, Gazzaniga was let go by Spurs last month and is currently free to snap up.
He signed for Tottenham in 2017 but has pretty much played second fiddle to Hugo Lloris ever since.
The 29-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan in Spain with Elche.
Despite his North London allegiances, Gazzaniga remains a decent ‘keeper and is relatively young for a player in his position.
Another Argentine Chelsea might want to consider is Sergio Romero.
Romero had a major fall from grace at Manchester United, failing to make a single first-team appearance in 2020/21.
United fans will explain their shock and disappointment at Romero’s sudden downfall, because of how well he’s played whenever called upon.
It should not be forgotten that he was first-choice for his country for nearly a decade and started in the 2014 World Cup final.
Wayne Hennessey is apparently already on Chelsea’s radar, but most of the reports have little substance behind their subject.
Hennessey was recently chopped by Crystal Palace, having spent seven years with the capital city outfit.
Across that period, he played 132 times, including the 2016 FA Cup finale defeat to Manchester United.
He is also the second most capped Wales player in their history, with 96 to his name.