Though perhaps not a very big name, Chelsea’s need for a goalkeeper will be clear if they sell Thibaut Courtois this summer, and Schmeichel is a fairly natural fit.
He is coming off the back of a very solid World Cup for his native Denmark, and his form for Leicester City over the last few years has remained consistent. He even, of course, won the Premier League with the Foxes previously.
At 31-years-old, he’s hardly an option for the long-term, but a deal may make sense for Chelsea if they are left with little other choice.
It seems as though most fans would be interested in seeing him at the club, at least according to supporters on Twitter. They’ve taken to the platform to react, and though Alisson was clearly a loved target by fans, Schmeichel is still popular. Some even think that the Dane would be a better choice.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Kasper is the real deal
— Tendai Alberto-Luis (@talbertolui01) July 18, 2018
If we sell Thibaut Courtois, The best replacement in my Opinion would be KASPER… I REPEAT KASPER SCHMEICHEL! #CFC
— Harmony (@TwittHarmony) July 18, 2018
— Andy Rush (@AndyRush5) July 18, 2018
Kasper Schmeichel or Alisson Becker, I would be happy with either of the 2 as a replacment for Courtois at Chelsea. Both are fantastic goalkeepers! #CFC
— Siddharth Sharma (@sidisallin) July 18, 2018
Can we just forget about Courtois and focus on getting Kasper Schmeichel and Cech ? #cfc
— bishop (@bishopherman27) July 17, 2018
Letting Courtois go won’t hurt if we replace him with someone like Schmeichel, we CANNOT let Hazard go #CFC
— Dylan Barbush (@DBarbush7) July 17, 2018
— Larry Christofal (@Larrychristofal) July 18, 2018
Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester is one of most ideal keeper to replace Courtois #CFC.
— Omidokun Waheed (@waydee77) July 17, 2018
Honestly I won't mind if Chelsea goes for kasper Schmeichel. #cfc
— Tim Ike (@ike_tim) July 17, 2018
Looks as though Alisson is off to Liverpool, wonder who CFC backup option is? I’d go for Kasper Schmeichel. #CFC
— Chelsea Canada (@CFCbluescanada) July 17, 2018
I think I would be quite happy with Schmeichel if we sold Courtois. I know he doesn’t have the same reputation as Allison but he’s vocal, good presence, good with his feet, premier league proven and a good shot/penalty stopper #cfc
— Sarri’s Chelsea (@welshchelseaa) July 17, 2018
Kasper Schmeichel is better than Alisson
— Alexander (@EdenAlex_) July 17, 2018
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