by Lee Hurley
Petr Cech won’t be joining Tottenham because they aren’t aiming as high as Arsenal according to the goalkeeper’s coach at Chelsea.
Speaking in France, Christophe Lollichon, who has worked with the shot-stopper for 10 of the 11 years he has been at Chelsea, believes that Arsenal hold the advantage when it comes to signing Cech who is set to end his spell in West London after falling behind Thibaut Courtois at the club.
“His family like England. And a player is happy when his family is happy,” Lollichon told French radio station RMC.
“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.
“The advantage is that Arsenal is a top club, with a philosophy that pleases him and that is at London. It is a base for consideration. Tottenham? 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.
“I think that Manchester United like Lloris.”
It’s still not entirely clear if Arsenal are actually interested in signing Cech, with even Tomas Rosicky saying that he doesn’t know if the club are interested.
If we take Arsene Wenger’s comments at face value then he believes he has three world class keepers at the club and has no need to buy another. Even rumours that the club are set to send Emi Martinez out on loan to accommodate Cech don’t make any sense – Martinez occupies the number three slot, a position that Cech, Ospina nor Szczesny will want relegated to.
The saga rumbles on…