Chelsea’s once strong Spanish speaking contingent is on the decline.
Alvaro Morata, and Cesc Fabregas are gone. Pedro and Marcos Alonso could be on their way out, and even Cesar Azpilicueta’s place is under threat.
Now another former La Liga man has opened the door on a possible return to sunny Spain. Willy Caballero is Argentine by birth, but came to the Premier League after a spell at Malaga, and a recent interview translated by Sport Witness shows that the Mediterranean coast is still very much on his mind.
“I end the contract at the end of the season and we’ll see what happens in the future,” he responded when asked about his future.
“Would I like to return to Spain. Elche or Malaga? Of course, but it’s not just about what you want, it’s about [the clubs] wanting you and giving you the circumstances. At the moment, I’m a Chelsea player and will see what happens in June,” he went on.
It might be time. He’s always done well when called upon for us, and more importantly as a sub keeper he’s kept the great vibes in the dressing room. His behavior when involved in the Kepa-gate situation last year was exemplary. But as he reaches the end of his career, he might be sick of sitting on the bench. A season or two playing in the sunny Segunda with one of his former clubs is clearly tempting.