As a result of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid’s on-going dispute over Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, it remains to be seen who will compete with Petr Cech for the Chelsea number one spot next season.
Atletico Madrid’s on-loan shot-stopper has spoken out over his future over the last couple of weeks – specifically saying that returning to Chelsea to sit on the bench will cause a situation.
The truth is, Courtois and Petr Cech are simply too good to be sitting on the substitutes’ bench, yet both of them can’t play.
Jose Mourinho has already experienced a similar situation when Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas and David Lopez were fighting for the number one spot – a situation which ultimately divided the camp.
It may be in the Portuguese boss’ best interest to sell the young Belgian for a hefty sum and bring in another solid goalkeeper, but one who wouldn’t demand the number one spot.
One goalkeeper that could fit the bill is 32-year-old shot-stopper Tim Wiese. The German recently spoke with German press Sport Bild, saying he was a former transfer target of the current Chelsea boss whilst at Real Madrid.
He said: “I had a lot of personal motives to stay in Germany.”
“Now though, after seeing the situation, in retrospect I should have gone to Real Madrid for sporting reasons. I never believed Jose Mourinho would drop Iker Casillas.”
Tim Wiese is currently a free agent after having his contract terminated by former side Hoffenheim – despite helping the club avoid relegation last season.
He could be the perfect man to supply solid competition to current Czech number one Petr Cech.
As a result of current back-ups Hilario and Mark Schwarzer both reaching their retirement, that number two spot at Chelsea is going to be a summer priority for Jose Mourinho – and Tim Wiese fits the bill perfectly.
Should Jose Mourinho make a move for Tim Wiese to be Petr Cech’s back-up?
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