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Chelsea missed out in signing ‘this world class star’ at a lower price

Bright Okafor

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Kasper Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel is a very fantastic goalkeeper with enormous experience in Premier League.

The 31-year-old shot-stopper was part of the players who helped Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City to win their first ever Premier league cup, beating the odds given by bookies.

It was rumoured that Chelsea showed interest in the Danish goalkeeper who impressed greatly at the World Cup and is yet shortlisted among the best goalkeepers in the world after creating a record to have saved four penalties in a single match in World Cup campaign.

Chelsea were so eager to sign a goalkeeper after Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois refused to join the Blues after his holiday, insisting he wanted to stay with his family in Spain.

Chelsea opted for another goalkeeper for a record fee as high as £71 million for Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Club.

It might interest you to know that Kasper’s contract was due to expire and Chelsea would have turned to the highly experienced goalkeeper for a lower price.

Kasper recently renewed his contract and it is evident that his buy out clause must have skyrocketed if not even above Kepa’s.

Kepa who came in to replace Courtois has not really impressed. He finds himself in very good positions to stop balls from entering the net but how he allowed them afterwards may need to be scrutinized.

Even though he appeared calm so far, his gentleness has also outgrown his performance, of which an ideal candidate for Chelsea would have been Kasper and not Kepa.

Majority wonder why Kasper remained with the Leicester City after having impressive years so far. According to Sun news, his new deal is around £120,000 per week including bonuses which makes him the highest paid Danish player above Spurs’ Christian Eriksen.

Chelsea will surely be biting their nails to have missed out on such a world-class goalkeeper.

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.