Chelsea fans not happy with decision made on £72m player

Kepa Arrizabalaga
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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been strongly linked with a move to Napoli.

The Spain international is set for a move to Napoli, who are looking to replace David Ospina after he left to join Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr earlier this month.

Kepa joined Chelsea from Napoli back in 2018 for a fee of £72m. The Spaniard is open to an exit, having spent the last two years as second choice goalkeeper.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Napoli are now close to reaching an agreement to sign Kepa on loan for the upcoming season.

The report claims that Chelsea have agreed to pay 75% of Kepa’s salary, which is in the region of £150,000 a week.

Chelsea and Napoli will reportedly reach an agreement with Napoli to make two bonus payments of €1.5m (£1.2m) as part of the deal.

Chelsea fans however are unhappy with news that Chelsea may have to pay a vast majority of Kepa’s salary while he’s out on loan.

Lances28 wrote on Twitter: “Can someone explain this, please? Why Chelsea is going to pay 3/4 salary of Kepa if he is going to play with Napoli and we don’t have another goalkeeper? It’s ridiculous!”

CFCDaily wrote: “I don’t think we can just get rid of Kepa without a replacement being better than Kepa.”