Chelsea supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern are really not sure what to make of the news that is filtering in from the Express via Sky Sport Italia – with the publication claiming that the Blues are set to seal a deal for AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia tomorrow.
The 6ft 3 goalkeeper is set to join up with Jose Mourinho’s struggling side to provide cover for Thibaut Courtois, who is currently injured – and our resident Chelsea punters feel this is a bit of a panic buy, but he will do the job at the same time.
Amelia has played for the Italy national side on numerous occasions, so clearly has a wealth of experience, however he has only played his football in Italy – so a move to England may prove to be a major change in his lifestyle, and a step up in quality.
Our landlord who is talking to the Blues fans by the pool table, feels that Amelia will be a half decent keeper to have as cover, but he will be just another Hilario, and will sit on the bench more often than not!
Chelsea fans….. What do you make of this news? Would this be a good signing for the club? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!