Chelsea have allegedly agreed to pay Brighton £25 million ($31.68 million) for goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
The Blues have already accepted terms with the Seagulls, and the Spanish goalkeeper will now undergo a medical, according to The Athletic. Chelsea are looking to bolster their goalkeeping department following the departure of Edouard Mendy to Al Ahli. With Sanchez’s arrival, the current No. 1 goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, will face competition.
In the summer, Brighton hired Dutchman Bart Verbruggen from Anderlecht to boost their goalkeeping department. Meanwhile, Sanchez had fallen down the Brighton pecking order since March, when Robert de Zerbi began favoring Jason Steele between the posts. As a result, the transfer to Stamford Bridge should give him a fresh lease of life.
The transfer was initially advertised as a one-year loan. Nonetheless, it is now a permanent move, with Sanchez joining former Brighton goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts at Cobham.
He’s on his way! Robert Sanchez will have a physical at Chelsea after the Blues agreed to a £25 million deal with Brighton for the goalkeeper.