Chelsea keen on signing €20m-rated South American goalkeeper
Blues heavily linked with a move for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso, but it doesn’t sound like a straightforward deal. They claim that he’s rated nearly €30m, but Inter Milan are heavily interested and see him as a possible replacement for Samir Handanovic, the Slovenian made the same move from Udinese to Inter back in 2012.
On top of that, Argentina international’s agent has been speaking in the press, and it seems like he’s doing his part to drive his price up. the report quotes him as saying this to an Italian outlet:
“If Kepa cost Blues €80m, Thibaut more or less the same amount and Gianluigi is worth €100m, how much is Musso worth? I can tell you it would surely be a big investment for the team that decided to sign him from Udinese.”
Juan is 25 but just has 86 senior games to his name so Musso could represent a risk if his value does continue to rise, but it certainly seems like the London club will be adding a new shot-stopper ahead of next campaign.
Willy Caballero has proven to be a decent backup, but he’s 38, so all of this suggests that a new goalkeeper could be arriving at London club this Summer. We all know that once a shot-stopper loses his confidence, it can turn into a total disaster, so the situation with Blues and Kepa is an interesting one.
Kepa has made some mistakes and has found himself out of the team recently, and it’s not like Blues boss has been overwhelming in his support of the Spaniard either.