For Aston Villa, things are going pretty well at the moment. They’re enjoying a decent run of form under Dean Smith, and though things aren’t perfect, their improvement over the last few weeks has been evident.
One problem, however, still remains. Ason Villa’s goalkeeper, Orjan Nyland, has really struggled to maintain any sort of consistency in the Championship this term, and though he has shown moments of class, it’s tough to consider him a player that is trustworthy.
So, in January, it would make sense for Smith to consider bringing in an alternative option.
Significantly, they’ve had fantastic success with using the loan system this season, with Tammy Abraham enjoying a fantastic campaign, particularly with his starring performance against Nottingham Forest.
So, perhaps the Villains could look to bring in another loanee, and maybe looking at Chelsea once again could be a good choice. The Blues have got two top options in Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero, and so that leaves young Marcin Bulka with little to no route into the first team. A loan move to Villa, then, could appeal to the club.
Though relatively unproven at the highest level, Bulka is undeniably the best teenage goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge. He’s a regular for their developmental system, and with his imposing 6ft5 frame, he’s more than ready to step up to the big leagues.
He was a regular for the Blues over the summer during pre-season, and he can consider himself unlucky not to have forced his way into the squad as their second choice. He looked more than at home in the squad, despite being surrounded by players that were far older than him, and he played an important role as the Blues prepared for the new season.
As mentioned, he’s a really imposing player between the sticks. However, despite his frame, he’s also very agile and mobile, and so naturally, he’s an excellent shot-stopper. His height allows him to dominate aerially at the back, but that doesn’t take away from the speed at which he’s able to come off of his line.
Bulka is unproven, but in terms of quality potential, he’s got it all. He’d be an intriguing pickup for the Villains.