Maurizio Sarri’s appointment as the manager of Chelsea means that the club would certainly have better clarity in the transfer business now onwards. They hijacked the deal for Jorginho from Manchester City but are planning to make a weird move in the market as they want a backup goalkeeper.
England’s custodian Rob Green is being linked with a move to the Blues, as the club looks to add some more options in the goalkeeping department. Thibaut Courtois might move to Real Madrid, and in such a case, Chelsea would look to beef up their squad in that section.
Green is infamously remembered for his howler in the 2010 FIFA World Cup but the veteran has garnered a whole lot of experience playing for various clubs in England. He completed a move to Huddersfield Town last season but failed to appear for the Terriers and spent most of his time on the bench.
Robert Green has endured a long career, having started from Norwich City and then played for different clubs in England. He featured for West Ham United, Leeds United and Queen Park Rangers after his tenure at Norwich. Green was first called up for the England national team in 2004 but made only 12 appearances for the national side throughout his career.
He was sporadically used in the past couple of years and hence the keeper has contemplated retiring from the game. However, the fact that he is a free agent means that there would obviously be clubs looking to acquire his services. Accordingly, Chelsea are courting Green and the 38-year-old would definitely look to take up this opportunity.
Firstly, it would give him a chance to be a part of one of the biggest clubs in England. His spell at Huddersfield was disappointing and left a lot to be desired from an individual perspective for him. However, a move to Chelsea would be morale boosting for him and the player would certainly add a valuable amount of depth and quality in the squad.
Manchester United recently signed Lee Grant from Stoke City, and though Grant might not play much, he certainly will be useful in guiding the young custodians and would be a useful backup whenever required too.
Similarly, Green has ample knowledge of the English league and will be more than ready if called upon at a moment’s notice. His experience would be required in training and he could surely rub off some of the top-level match temperament to his younger compatriots.
Personally, it would be a great deal for him, as a move to Chelsea would surely guarantee a better paycheck, something that would be beneficial for him in these ending stages of his career. Chelsea should definitely look to secure a move for him.