Petr Cech may leave Chelsea for £10 million this summer with Real Madrid interested
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed he wants to leave the club this summer with Chelsea reportedly ready to give him an out for just £10 million. The 32-year-old also admitted that it would be hard to turn down Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Cech joined Chelsea in 2004 and has won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and three League Cups in his time at Stamford Bridge. However this year, he has largely been reduced to the number two goalkeeper in the Blues’ ranks with the arrival of Belgian Thibaut Courtois from a successful loan spell at Atletico Madrid last season.
Cech’s appearances for the club has largely restricted to Cup games and the Czech international has made only four Premier League appearances this season.
Not used to playing only 15-20 games a season: Cech
Talking about his future, Cech said, “I’m used to playing 50 or 60 games a season, not 15 or 20. That’s a big difference.
“It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo. But that can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.
“It is no secret that I want to play more. The situation is the same, it hasn’t changed. But at the end of the season it will be solved.
“There always will be speculation, I leave it for the summer. It will be important to sit down with the club, with the manager, to consider all the pros and cons. We will see what will work out the best.”
Asked whether Chelsea’s valuation can become a potential stumble block, the keeper said, “It depends if the club finds a compromise that makes everyone happy.”
January was not the right time to move: Cech
Cech also went on to defend his decision not to move in the winter transfer window, saying, “January was not the right time (to leave Chelsea). In the autumn, I played in the Champions League for Chelsea, so it was harder to make a transfer (cup-tied). We had a cup final, the Champions League and we had a promising start in the Premier League.
“In summer, it is a better situation, although you never know what will happen. I have a contract for next season, so it will depend on the club. It is in the hands of Chelsea, not mine.”
‘Real Madrid will be hard to turn down’
With Liverpool and Arsenal having been linked with the 32-year-old before, recent reports suggest that Spanish giants Real Madrid might also be interested.
Cech admitted that it will be hard to turn down an offer from Los Blancos saying, “When a specific offer comes, I will consider it. There are some offers one cannot turn down.”