Kepa Arrizabalaga next club odds: Chelsea set to AXE flop with Sevilla favourites, Barcelona & Real in the frame

CHELSEA look set to ditch goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

And a return to his native Spain is the most likely scenario with Sevilla the bookies' 11/4 favourites to secure his signature.


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Villarreal are marginally behind in the market at 4/1 with Athletic Bilbao a 5/1 chance to bring the 'keeper back to the San Mames Stadium.

Betfair think there's a chance one of the La Liga heavyweights in Real Madrid or Barcelona will get involved, they are priced at 9/1 and 12/1 respectively.

And the outsider of the pack is Valencia at 14s.

Kepa arrived at Stamford Bridge in August 2018 for a club-record £71.6m – making him the world's most expensive goalkeeper.

But things evidently haven't worked out for the 26-year-old.

Last season, Frank Lampard regularly dropped Kepa in favour of 39-year-old Willy Caballero before forking out £24m for No.1 Edouard Mendy.

The stopper has also slipped to third in the pecking order for Spain behind Manchester United's David de Gea and Bilbao's Unai Simon.

Arrizabalaga is now prepared to accept a loan switch and a reduction to his £150,000-a-week wages to stop the rot.

And Sevilla are most likely to pick up the pieces.

Kepa Arrizabalaga next club odds – Betfair

  • Sevilla – 11/4
  • Villarreal – 4/1
  • Athletic Bilbao – 5/1
  • Real Madrid – 9/1
  • Barcelona – 12/1
  • Valencia – 14/1
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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic isn't giving up on Kepa just yet.

He believes the goalkeeper can turn things around and will still be a 'huge success' at Chelsea or somewhere else.

He told talkSPORT: "Can Kepa still prove everybody wrong? Possibly.

"I think Kepa is a really good goalkeeper, he played really well in Spain before his move to Chelsea and it’s obviously been a bit of a tricky time for him.

"He’s got really good quality and I’m sure he’ll be a huge success, whether it’s at Chelsea or somewhere else."

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