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Asmir Begovic Isn't A Fan Of Chelsea's Latest Transfer Target

Asmir Begovic Isn't A Fan Of Chelsea's Latest Transfer Target

Asmir Begovic may be grateful to Chelsea for allowing him to join Bournemouth so he can once again enjoy regular first team football, but the Bosnian goalkeeper hasn't been able to resist taking a few subtle digs at the man who may be replacing him at Stamford Bridge.

During the past week, reports have claimed that Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement with Manchester City for Willy Caballero, who would effectively replace Begovic as Antonio Conte's second choice goalkeeper, behind Thibaut Courtois.

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Caballero has proved to be a relatively reliable understudy to both Joe Hart and the much maligned Claudio Bravo during his time at the Etihad Stadium, most notably making vital penalty shootout saves which helped City clinch the 2016 League Cup at the expense of Liverpool.

Willy Caballero
Willy Caballero

Caballero celebrates after saving Philippe Coutinho's penalty during City's 2016 League Cup final victory against Liverpool. Image: PA

However, the 35-year-old Argentine seems to be surplus to demands at Eastlands nowadays, following the recent arrival of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, from Benfica. With his vast experience, Antonio Conte sees Caballero as the ideal back up for Courtois.

Only Begovic doesn't share the same enthusiasm for the move, if his Twitter activity is anything to go by.

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The 29-year-old liked a pair of tweets that questioned Chelsea's pursuit of Caballero, claiming that the Premier League champions could do better than sign the 35-year-old.



Begovic made 25 appearances for Chelsea during his debut season at Stamford Bridge, making most of those during Courtois' three month injury lay off in 2015.

Asmir Begovic
Asmir Begovic

Begovic's few appearances last season were kept to cup games. Image: PA

However, last season, the Bosnian shot stopper only turned out eight times, before being allowed to leave for Bournemouth at the end of the campaign.

Chelsea fans, are you happy to see Caballero being lined up as the man to replace Asmir Begovic or do you share the Bosnian's frustrations at the situation?

Have your say in the comments sections below and on our Facebook page.

(H/T Metro)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Willy Caballero, Football, Chelsea FC

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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