Petr Cech: What will he do next?

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Petr Cech has three options for the upcoming season:

Stay at Chelsea

The less attractive option of the three, but the one who would make Jose Mourinho and Chelsea fans worldwide happy. Cech has beena stalwart for Chelsea for a decade now and a certain starter until Thibaut Courtois arrived.

Courtois is the future of Chelsea and rightly so he took the number one spot from Cech. Petr, having grown accustomed to calling the place his own, has been unhappy with the situation however. The option for Cech is if he wants to continue as understudy and only play when young Thibaut needs a rest or leave the club for pastures new.

Stay in England

Cech remains amongst the top five 'keepers in the world and if he were to leave Chelsea he wouldn’t be short of suitors with Arsenal being amongst those most interested.

With the Gunners in real need for a caliber goalkeeper, Cech could come in and become a starter once again for a highly respectable club. The problem with this move? His Blue past, for sure many fans will go against him like they did with Lampard after his move to Manchester City. Here is where Petr has to be really careful; does he really want to stay in England and suffer the backlash from those who worshipped him before or would he rather move abroad?

Move abroad

Besiktas have been touted as well as PSG as potential suitors for the Czech giant but are they realistic options? Besiktas is obviously a step down to Chelsea and one that maybe would be a bit too early in Cech’s career, considering that in Goalkeeping age he is still in his peak. Moving to Besiktas would mean a less competitive environment, but being number one once again.

The second possible option is PSG, however; the French champions already have a great goalkeeper in Salvatore Sirigu. Cech is an upgrade to Sirigu, but will the French champions drop him after being crowned champions risking unease amongst the squad? That is another topic and one that Cech will have to carefully analyse, as he doesn’t want to be seen as a “bad egg” straight from day one.

No matter what option Cech chooses Chelsea fans have no reason to criticise him or abuse him, he has earned it. Hopefully, he remains with “The Blues” and once again shows his value just like he did this season in the few games he was called upon. However, if he doesn’t true Blues will always be behind him. They know they wouldn’t have been able to achieve what they did in the past without him.

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