Kepa cannot straighten his course at Chelsea. The blues are about to complete the signing of Marcus BettinelliAccording to the ‘Daily Mail’, a goalkeeper who was free after his contract expired last June with Fulham. Bettinelli, at 29 years old, arrives to cover the back of Edouard Mendy and compete directly with Kepa by the post of substitute of the ex of the Rennes, as it adds the mentioned means.
New setback for Spanish, who has seen in a year how he lost the title at Stamford Bridge, first, and can now be a third option for Thomas Tuchel. The British newspaper adds that Marcus has agreed to a two-season contract with the European champions, after rejecting Aston Villa, who was very interested in their situation. He will pass a medical examination and will be officially announced in the next 48 hours.
He is a great goalkeeper (1.94m) who was called up with England (without making his debut) in 2018 and that he had a great season with Middlesbrough, where he was on loan, in the English Championship, a fact that attracted the attention of several teams in the Premier League. There He played 41 games, managing to keep a clean sheet 13 times and receiving 45 goals. A performance that has attracted the attention of an entire European champion, who considers that he can compete with the signing, along with Havertz, the most expensive in the history of Chelsea (80 million euros in 2018 to Athletic).
“Right now I feel very comfortable at Chelsea, both physically and mentally. I am happy and I am convinced that today I am a better goalkeeper than two years ago. I would like to have more minutes, of course I do. (…) I always try to help the team from the role that touches me, “Kepa said recently in The Players Tribune. Now he must demonstrate his mental strength to try to show not only that he can be Mendy’s substitute, but that he is prepared to regain the position of number 1 and Stamford Bridge.