OGC Nice tries their hand at Kepa Arrizabalaga!

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Walter Benitez is part of PSV, the Dutch club announced the arrival of the Argentine goalkeeper earlier in the day. As a result, OGC Nice will have to find a new goalkeeper to replace the one who has brilliantly defended the Aiglons cages for the last five seasons, going so far as to become one of the references in Ligue 1 in his post. A difficult mission for the Nice direction, which is currently hovering over other issues, such as the du banc de touche, where it is indicated that Christophe Galtier will leave for Paris and Lucien Favre is preferred to replace.

But according to our information, OGC Nice, which has lifted the option to buy Bulka (PSG), already has a pretty clear goal for the goalkeeper position. The Côte d’Azur team are trying to get Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan. Barred by Edouard Mendy in the cages of Stamford Bridge, the Spanish goalkeeper knows he needs to get back on track, especially if he wants to be part of Luis Enrique’s Euro list. A time in the cages of La Roja under the command of Robert Moreno, in front of David De Gea, the Basque has not been called up since 2020, and other goalkeepers like Unai Simon took the opportunity to plunge into the breach .

The perfect opportunity to get back on track?

An ideal market opportunity for the Nice club, which can not in any way a priori allow a definite transfer of the player trained at Athletic, recruited for 80 million euros in the summer of 2018. A coquettish amount that always makes him the the most expensive porter in history. It must be said that at the time, all the big European clubs, including Real Madrid, were on the move, as he was considered one of the most promising young goalkeepers on the continent. But from the age of 27, it is clear that his career has stagnated or even declined.

This season, the Blues goalkeeper, who is one of the possible starters, has only played in four Premier League games, including because Mendy has gone on to play for CAN with Senegal. He has been a substitute for two seasons, while his first two seasons at the London club had been quite mixed, with a starting title but several balls to his credit which has earned him a lot of mockery across the English Channel. . It now remains to be seen whether he would take a good look at Nice, which is also attracting the interest of several Italian and Spanish formats, according to local media.

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