Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has admitted that he spoken to compatriot Petr Cech about a possible move to north London as talk regarding a deal for the Chelsea shot-stopper gathers momentum, Sky Sports report.
Rosicky was speaking at Monday’s kit launch for next season’s home strip and revealed that he’s had private conversations with Cech who he’s shared a dressing room with at international level for 13 years.
According to Sky Sports, Cech has informed Chelsea that he’d like to join us this summer after losing his first team place to Thibaut Courtois last season. The 33-year-old is also reportedly keen to stay in London and play for a club competing in the Champions League.
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“Obviously I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I had been speaking to him because we have known each other for a very long time,” our midfield maestro told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Petr wants a change of scenery, let’s say, so I don’t think he will have a lack of clubs interested in him. We will see how it ends but in this case I will not interfere at all from both sides.”
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Rosicky himself extended his contract recently and despite Arsene Wenger’s denial that his extension had anything to do with negotiations with Cech (via The Independent), having a player familiar with a possible target certainly helps.
As we saw with Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski with Mesut Ozil, our multi-cultural squad has benefited us in the past and could certainly do so in the future.
If we were to get this Cech deal over the line, it shouldn’t be underestimated how massive a step we would’ve taken towards a possible title challenge.
The Chelsea legend is entering his prime and the look on Jose Mourinho’s face alone – if Cech was to be announced – would be worth the wait.