Chelsea set for surprise signing

Chelsea have been linked with a surprise move for 35-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero as a backup for Thibaut Courtois next season.

With one of their keepers having left the squad last month for Bournemouth they are in the hunt for a new keeper and Caballero could be a decent option.

That’s according to media outlet ESPN who report:

Chelsea set to sign Willy Caballero after Man City departure

The veteran Argentine keeper began his senior career right back in 2001 for Boca Juniors.

He played to just 15 times for them before he was spotted by Spanish club Elche. He had six successful seasons there where he was the first choice stopper and played every time he was fit.

After a brief loan move a permanent transfer to Malaga took place and Caballero played four seasons for the Spanish giants. He moved to Manchester City in 2014 where he has largely been seen as a back up keeper and played 47 times for the club over three seasons.

Chelsea have recently lost Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth and so they will need to strengthen their goalkeeping options ahead of next season.

But they will fully expect Thibaut Courtois to continue as their imperious number one and no other keeper should expect to challenge for the number one spot next season. To that end, Caballero could be the perfect addition as he’s still sprightly at 35 and has a huge amount of experience.