There were many reports that Petr Cech was going to talk to the Chelsea heirarchy yesterday about his proposed departure from Jose Mourinho’s team. But whatever Petr was up to, his coach at Chelsea, Christophe Lollichon, was talking to a French radio station about Cech’s departure from Stamford Bridge.
He was quoted in The Telegraph as saying. “A player is happy when his family is happy. He wants to stay in England, but I don’t know where are the discussions.
“The Premier League is his primary objective. But it will also depends on the conditions.”
It has been rumoured that Man United will also be looking for a replacement for Madrid-bound David De Gea, while Tottenham may be looking for a new keeper too, but Lollichon made it clear what he thought about Spurs. He said: “I do not think they have the same ambitions as Arsenal. Petr wants to break a record of the clean sheets in the Premier League. At 33, he still has at least three or four excellent seasons at the high level. Much is said about him at PSG, but the problem is that when you have evolved in England, Ligue 1 seems light compared to what Petr has experienced.”
“The advantage is that Arsenal is a top club, with a philosophy that pleases him and that is in London. It is a base for consideration. I think that Manchester United like Lloris.”
Now let’s get one thing clear. This is not just some journalist or pundit talking here. This is a man who has worked on a personal level with Cech for over ten years on a daily basis. He probably knows more about Petr than his wife does, so anything he says should be taken very seriously. If this man thinks that Cech will be going to Arsenal than he is most probably right and we can now be even more hopeful that the impossible will really happen…..
Onwards and Upwards!