Petr Cech’s agent Viktor Kolar has revealed to Czech website Aktualne that the goalkeeper does not want to leave Chelsea FC but he admitted that he could leave to a big club if necessary. The emergence of Thibaut Courtois and the re-signing of Mark Schwarzer has put Petr Cech’s future with the Blues in doubt. Courtois has made it explicitly clear that he will not play for Chelsea unless he is the number one keeper and that he does not want to share time with Cech.
If Petr Cech were to be sold then it would certainly have to be to a big club as he is still certainly one of the best goalkeepers in the world. That would likely rule out most of the clubs in England who are set at the position but there are some intriguing clubs overseas that could afford him and have the pedigree Cech is apparently looking for.
Viktor Kolar on Petr Cech not wanting to leave but where he could end up if he did:
“Nothing changes. He has two years left on his Chelsea contract and has an interest to continue there. Mourinho did not tell him that he would not count on him anymore. We have not been given any signals that Petr would be made available [for transfer]. If that was the case, though, you have to realise that Petr is one of the world’s top goalkeepers and has a certain salary. There are not many clubs who could afford to sign him.
“If he were to leave, we’re discussing two or three clubs in the world. The situation has developed in a way, of course, but for now he is staying at Chelsea. I would get in touch with Zubizarreta (Barcelona) and people at Real Madrid. These are clubs we would consider if Chelsea wanted to get rid of Petr. We would also consider Bayern but they have Neuer there. Then there are leagues Petr would not go to. For instance, the Serie A, because clubs in that league have problems.” Source: Sky Sports
Kolar also says that the keeper is well on his way to recovering from the shoulder injury he suffered at the end of the season. He also says that Cech is happy in London and that Chelsea has “interest in his services even after his active football career” as a coach or in some other capacity. This sounds similar to the Frank Lampard situation where they may allow Petr Cech to leave but let him know that they want him to return as a coach or ambassador as soon as he hangs up in boots.
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