Petr Cech, who is likely to call time on his Chelsea career in the summer having had his no.1 spot taken by Thibaut Courtois, has revealed that he isn’t sure where he will playing next season.
The veteran stopper has endured a difficult season playing second fiddle to Courtois – having spent much of the campaign on the substitutes bench, and watched on as his team-mates went on to clinch the Premier League title.
Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with the Czech Republic international, and are considering making an offer in the summer.
The 32-year-old has admitted that his current situation in west London isn’t ideal, and reveals that nothing will be decided on his future until the end of the season.
“I feel that every game I played I played on the level I was required to be, so it was very positive for me and it gave me the reassurance that I’m ready to play and I want to play,” Cech was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
“So let’s see what’s going to happen at the end of the season and what’s going to be the plan at the end of the season,” he added.
“I have no plans yet and as soon as the season is over, I’ll look to the future and just see what I want to decide. I feel that I’m fit and ready to play and I don’t want to lose time on the bench.
“It was a very different season to before and I had a completely different role to what I used to have and I had to find a way to go through the year.
“Obviously we have games where we need to be always ready and every player, you want to play as much as possible, so my year was different to previous years. I had to find my way through.”
Given Courtois’ impressive debut season in England’s top flight, it’s unlikely that Cech is a part of Jose Mourinho’s future plans for the Premier League champions.
There’s no doubt, also, that the 32-year-old is far superior to that of bench-warmer.
With Arsenal’s goalkeeping troubles this term, Arsene Wenger must surely know that the Stamford Bridge legend could be a steal in the summer – but whether Mourinho would sell to a Premier League title rival is another matter.