Alphonse Areola is a PSG’s goalkeeper who has been spending seasons on loan around Europe.
Last season he was on loan at Real Madrid because he wass struggling to get game time at PSG which has affected his place in the France national team squad.
Areola is hungry to prove himself. He wants to cement his place in the France team before Euro 2021. However, he hasn’t got enough chances. Last season, he only played a few games because of Thibaut Courtois excellent form.
Chelsea could offer a loan deal for Areola with an option to buy next season. This will increase the competition for the no.1 spot, which may help in improving Kepa’s performance. If Kepa performs well, Areola can head back to PSG at the end of the season.
If Areola performs well we could sign him, this also gives one more chance to Kepa to prove his worth. If both perform well then we can keep both as we would need a goalkeeper next season as Caballero is already 38 years old and might retire next season. It would be a win-win situation for all parties.
According to latest reports, Rennes are trying to sign Areola if Eduoard Mendy leaves for Chelsea.
Rahul Nair (Twitter – @rrahuln)