Alisson’s world-record move to Liverpool has removed one of the few genuinely elite goalkeepers from the transfer market this summer so Chelsea will be forced to take a slightly different path in their attempts to replace Thibaut Courtois.
The man who won the World Cup Golden Glove looks set to leave Stamford Bridge to join European champions Real Madrid as soon as Maurizio Sarri can source a replacement.
The choice the new Blues boss has is clear. Sarri could go with an experienced goalkeeper who may not have quite the same quality but should have the mentality to deal with the pressure.
Or, look to the new generation and attempt to secure the next big thing, with the obvious risk that being thrust into the spotlight at such a young age may cause a star of the future to falter in their development.
We put the conundrum to Blues fans and they want their new boss to look to the future and turn to AC Milan prospect Gianluigi Donnarumma, valued at £36m by Transfermarkt as the club’s new number one…
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