Chelsea fans pick holes in move for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez

August 2nd, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea fans are fuming at reports that the club have agreed a deal to sign Robert Sanchez from Brighton.

The Spanish goalkeeper had been Brighton’s established number one but fell down the pecking order after Roberto De Zerbi favoured Jason Steele for his ability to pass out from the back.

The Daily Mail reports that Sanchez has already agreed personal terms with the Blues as the club look to bring in competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea are understood to be keen on a move for Sanchez due to goalkeeper coach Ben Roberts being a fan of the stopper.

The two worked together at Brighton before Roberts was poached alongside Graham Potter’s coaching staff when Potter joined Chelsea last September.

The respect between Sanchez and Roberts is mutual with the Spaniard crediting Roberts for his “mental fortitude”.

Were Chelsea to sign Sanchez, he would count as homegrown due to being at Brighton’s academy since the age of 15.

But it appears that Chelsea fans on Twitter are deeply unimpressed with the idea of signing Sanchez.

One said: “Kepa looks like prime Neuer compared to him.”

Another wrote: “Kepa will always come on top again, they wanted to replace him with Mendy and that didn’t work. Sanchez can try but he is not beating our Kepa.”

A third wrote: “There’s a reason Sanchez was dropped for 32-year-old Steele.”

And a fourth added: “I didn’t think we’d sign someone worse than Kepa.”

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