Chelsea’s manager, has intimated that Kepa Arrizabalaga would depart the club this summer.
The German revealed that the Spanish goalkeeper is dissatisfied with his situation at the West London club and that he ‘deserves to play more’.
Kepa became the most expensive goalkeeper in history when he moved from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea for a world-record £72 million in 2018.
He lost his place in the team till 2020 after the signing of Edouard Mendy.
During his final pre-match press conference of the season, Tuchel was asked about Arrizabalaga’s future and said: “It depends what he wants and what his ambitions are, but I know that we are very fortunate to have Edou [Mendy] and Kepa in our team.”
“I am confident that Kepa is dissatisfied with his current situation, that he deserves to play more, and that he has the ability to be a reliable number one.”
“He came in as the starting goalkeeper, so it won’t be easy.” He continued, “I can assure you that he has always been a fantastic team player and has never let anyone down.”
After confessing to being disappointed at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel revealed that he hopes to meet with the Spain international.
Tuchel said he intends to speak with the Spaniard about his dissatisfaction at Stamford Bridge and persuade him to stay longer at the club.
Tuchel, amid reports linking the Spanish goalkeeper with a move away from Stamford, said he would like to have both strong goalkeepers, Mendy and Kepa at Chelsea next season, adding “Let’s see.”