Which Premier League giant will sell a world class goalkeeper first?

Petr Cech

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are all in similar positions with regards to their goalkeepers.

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United find themselves in similar positions.

All three clubs have two world class goalkeepers in their squads and something has to give somewhere as they could all be playing regularly for their sides.

Chelsea boast Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech, Spurs boast Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm and Manchester United have just signed Victor Valdes to help keep David De Gea on his toes.

Each duo at each club creates an interesting contrast, leaving a main question to be answered; which side will be the first to sell a world class goalkeeper?

Cech has been heavily tipped to leave Chelsea after Jose Mourinho made the decision to make Thibaut Courtois his number one.

He did so because the Belgian has greater longevity, but Cech still has many years ahead of him and is unlikely to want to spend those years warming the bench and waiting for a game in the FA Cup or League Cup.

Tottenham’s situation is a bit more delicate because Hugo Lloris is widely seen by some of their fans as the only world class player in his position in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

Younes Kaboul’s possible exit could lead to the Frenchman being named captain but Daniel Levy is a businessman and if a rival makes the right sort of offer, Spurs have shown in the past that they will do business.

For Manchester United, they have reportedly been trying to get David De Gea tied down to a new long term deal for weeks.

Valdes’ arrival has created speculation that De Gea may not sign a new contract, but Valdes has been training with United for a while and DdG knows the score.

United are in a position where they can make him the best paid goalkeeper in the world and he’s the obvious number one at Old Trafford. There’s not a problem at the moment, only a potential one.

Conclusion: Cech has to be most likely to leave Chelsea, with Lloris second and De Gea third to leave United.

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