Chelsea have reportedly accelerated their pursuit of Unai Simon as they attempt to secure his signature for a long-term solution between the posts.
The Spain international, who is a product of Athletic Club’s youth system, has earned accolades for both club and country. With 170 appearances and 53 clean sheets for the La Liga outfit.
The 26-year-old boasts five clean sheets in 11 outings, making him a highly sought-after talent in the current season, Although he is under contract with Athletic until 2025, Chelsea’s interest is evident. Scouts from the London-based club recently watched him in action against Valencia.
Chelsea’s summer goalkeeping reshuffle saw the departure of Édouard Mendy and the loaning of Kepa Arrizabalaga. They brought in Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic but remain keen on securing a goalkeeper for the long haul. Simón’s consistent performances make him a prime candidate.
Chelsea’s interest in Simon is a testament to their ambition to secure a reliable and talented goalkeeper for the future. While other top shot-stoppers across Europe are also on their radar.
Simon’s qualities have certainly caught their attention. The coming months could be crucial in determining whether the Spaniard makes the switch to Stamford Bridge.