Chelsea want Liverpool old boy this summer

Brad Friedel is one of a few names in line to replace Petr Cech at Chelsea this summer, according to reports from The Telegraph.

The Czech Republic international – who picked up the 12th medal of his Stamford Bridge career yesterday in the Capital One Cup Final – looks set to leave west London at the end of the current campaign after losing his starting role to Belgian ace Thibaut Courtois.

Although the Blues want to keep Cech, they’re aware that a lack of guaranteed game time is unappealing to the 32-year-old, who is not short of admirers.

Courtois is now firmly bedded in as Jose Mourinho’s No. 1, and at 22 he’s likely to keep that role for the foreseeable future.

But with mark Schwarzer having left in January, Chelsea are concerned that they will have a lack of cover for their glovesman.

And a shock candidate on the list of goalies being line up is Spurs’ Friedel, who is now 43-years-old – making him the oldest registered Premier League player.

The American is a veteran of the English game, and currently acts as back-up to Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm at White Hart Lane.

The former Liverpool man is a free agent this summer and one last crack at the big time may appeal to him.

Chelsea are also considering QPR’s Rob Green, Celtic ace Craig Gordon, Aston Villa’s Shay Given and Norwich’s England international stopper, John Ruddy.

 


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