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Chelsea to send big-money flop to his homeland

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Chelsea will be left disappointed with Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga despite the huge investment on him as he has lost his place in the team.

Since his move for Spanish la Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao, Kepa Arrizabalaga has been a flop at the Stamford Bridge and cost the team several points with his blunders. The Blues team were left with no choice but to replace him.

More to the pain of investing a huge amount to sign him from Spain, the West London outfit pay a weekly wage of £150,000 to Kepa Arrizabalaga which is a burden to the club and they are desperate to be relieved.

The Sun reports that the West London outfit are considering sending him out on loan to his homeland to be with Sevilla for the rest of the season under special agreements.

Knowing that Kepa Arrizabalaga had very impressive performances when he was in Spain, the move could help him rediscover his form with the possibility of a return in the future.

Meanwhile, the weekly wage of the Spanish goalkeeper could be the challenge in the deal but the Blues will be willing o pay part of the £150,000 to be able to take him off their books.

A number of teams would have been interested in taking Kepa Arrizabalaga permanently, but they will not be able to pay about £78 million that brought him to Chelsea and the Blues are not willing to suffer more loss by accepting far less for him.

Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy was signed up by the Blues in the summer transfer window from Rennes and has proven to be the solution for Frank Lampard. He has helped stabilize the team by avoiding unnecessary gaols. Under his safe hands, the Blues team have now recorded three successive clean sheets.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.