Robert Sanchez, who recently joined Chelsea from Brighton during the summer transfer window, is reportedly already being considered for a replacement by Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino oversaw a massive squad overhaul at the Blues during the summer transfer window, pushing their spending under Todd Boehly to over £1 billion.
Prior to this season, Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga were competing for the top jersey, but both have since left the team.
Unsurprisingly, the top-ranked team in the 2023 Premier League net spend table, Chelsea, spent about £25 million to acquire Sanchez from Brighton, where he had fallen behind Jason Steele in Robert De Zerbi’s hierarchy.
Given that he made a critical error during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal last month, Sanchez is already facing criticism at Stamford Bridge.
According to Football Insider, “Chelsea are plotting a shock January signing to replace summer arrival” Sanchez is currently being discussed. The report continues.
According to sources who spoke to Football Insider, Chelsea is prepared to make an unexpected move in the January transfer window to acquire a new, uncontested first-choice custodian.
“The Blues are considering adding another custodian to their roster, even though they reportedly paid a reported £25 million to sign Robert Sanchez from Brighton in the summer.”
“Mauricio Pochettino and his hiring team have determined that the custodian position needs to be strengthened before the mid-season window opens.”
This report emerged after ex-Chelsea player Glen Johnson claimed Sanchez is “not good enough to play for a Premier League title-winning team”.
“I think Sanchez is good enough to play at this level, but I don’t believe he’s good enough to play for a Premier League title-winning team,” Johnson told Betfred.
“99% of teams that win the Premier League have a world-class goalkeeper between the sticks because it always comes down to fine, fine margins and you need a goalkeeper that’s good enough to bail you out.
“Robert’s certainly a good Premier League goalkeeper, but title winning teams always have a world-class goalkeeper and I don’t believe Robert is in that bracket just now.”