Petr Cech will leave Chelsea this summer if Thibaut Courtois becomes the club’s No.1, according to former Blues goalkeeper Mark Bosnich. The 32-year old has been the Blues number 1 keeper for the past 10 years, but he is now facing the threat of losing that position to Courtois.
The Belgian keeper is being highly tipped to replace Cech between the sticks, after impressing in his three years on-loan at Atletico Madrid. Mark Bosnich, who spent two years working at Stamford Bridge, believes that if the Czech Republic keeper is replaced as first choice shot-stopper, he will not be happy playing second fiddle to Courtois.
He told talkSPORT: “Petr Cech has been fantastic in the ten years he’s been at Chelsea. It’s very difficult, for a man of his age, not to be playing though. Courtois is probably the best young goalkeeper in the world at the moment.
“Cech is 32 years of age, he won’t be happy just being sat on the bench. He’ll have to leave.”
Cech’s agent, Viktor Kolar, revealed last month that he has already held talks with Ligue 1 sides PSG and Monaco over a potential move. However, Kolar has insisted that Cech will only be leaving Chelsea if boss Jose Mourinho makes it clear that the keeper isn’t part of his plans.
By Charlie Gregory