AS Roma could plot a bid to buy Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, according to reports in Italy. Roma could increase their pursuit, plot a bid, and could but Petr Cech as soon as the January transfer window, according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
Petr Cech had fallen out of favor with ‘the special one’, Jose Mourinho, ever since the arrival of Thiabut Courtois. The Czech International also voiced his disgust and anger of being second in the pecking order, to the Czech Media, he said “There is no time for me to sit on the bench and not play.If the situation does not start to improve for me, then I will want to solve it.”
Although the 32 year old has been pretty solid for Chelsea ever since his transfer from Rennes, Cech could leave the club for his personal growth. Meanwhile, Cech is an ‘unwanted’ figure in Chelsea’s squad and the Blues could profit from this transfer, while promoting youth keeper Jamal Blackman.
AS Roma on the other hand, reel with goalkeeping issues. Although, Morgan de Santics has kept the Romans gunning for the Scudetto, the 37 year old has only a season or two left to perform at his maximum capabilities. Backup goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski is available but Lukasz, has not featured regularly for the Romans and with AS Roma partaking in European football, Petr Cech looks a possible and solid replacement to the ageing Morgan de Santics.
The Report also suggests that Petr Cech could seal a move to AS Roma in January, and share goalkeeping duties with Morgan de Santics, as he adjusts to the new life around him. After a period of six months or so, Cech is dubbed to be the out and out goalkeeper for AS Roma, come the next season.
According to the scenario set, both teams Chelsea and AS Roma look to be in a comfortable position to make sure that this transfer progresses. Both teams would profit from this move, as Chelsea would offload Petr Cech for a good price and AS Roma would sign a decent and suitable replacement, who could serve the Romans for a good number of seasons, for Morgan de Sanctis.
Meanwhile Petr Cech would be more than happy from this move, as the Czech International would finally return to league and European football.
Čech also holds a number of goalkeeping records, including the Premier League record for fewest appearances required to reach 100 clean sheets, having done so in 180 league appearances. He also holds a Czech professional league record of not conceding a goal in 903 competitive minutes. In addition, he has a club record at his former club Sparta Prague, having gone 928 minutes unbeaten in all competitions in 2001–02, when his unbeaten run in the Czech First League was combined with his performances in the Champions League.