Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech will undergo medical at Arsenal today, according to BBC Sport. David Ornstein reports that both the clubs have agreed a transfer fee while Cech has agreed personal terms with Arsenal as well.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 26, 2015
Jose Mourinho was initially reluctant to sell Cech to Chelsea’s direct rivals, but in the end the club had granted Cech’s wishes (his family are well settled in London), as a token for his outstanding service to the club for nearly a decade.
Cech lost his place last season to Belgium goal keeper Thibaut Courtois. While any manager would have loved to keep two world class goal keepers in his team, the situation is far from ideal at Chelsea, where there is a tremendous competition for places.
The 33-year-old Czech Republic international believes he still has lot more to offer and good enough to play at the top level for few more years. His arrival at Arsenal could force the Gunners to sell either of David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny.
Ospina, the Colombian goal keeper, who joined last summer from Nice, is more likely to depart and he has been linked with a move away to Turkey.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have signed Vlad Dragomir, the Romania U-16 captain, on a three year deal. He has officially become the first signing of the season for the Gunners but the 16-year-old would only join the academy as of now.
Cech will be a massive signing for the Gunners. He will bring the much needed stability in defence. Arsenal will reap benefit from his vast experience while he could become a leading figure in the dressing room.