Chelsea and Sarri to blame for the loss of promising goalkeeper

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Chelsea goalkeeper Marcin Bulka has completed a move to the French capital after leaving Chelsea on a free transfer at the end of his contract with the club. 

The 19-year-old leaves Chelsea as a free agent and has made the move to Paris Saint-Germain, signing a 2-year deal with the French champions. 

Bulka has been with Chelsea since the age of 16 when he signed a three-year contract with the Blues but never played a competitive game for the first team. The former Chelsea goalkeeper is highly rated and it won’t take long for him to be among the top goalkeepers in world football. 

While Chelsea have a young and buzzing goalkeeper in Kepa Arrizabalaga, losing a highly rated goalkeeper in Bulka isn’t a good one for the club. 

Bulka is one of the hottest goalkeeping prospects in Europe but was limited to just four appearances in the EFL Trophy for Chelsea Under-23s – a figure that should have been much higher for a keeper of his quality. 

From the youngster’s comment last month, it’s easy to decipher that he wasn’t happy with Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri, hence his decision to leave the club on a free. 

“I informed the club that I would not sign a new contact,” Bulka told TVP Sport.

“I left Chelsea not only because of Kepa, but there were also several other aspects that we talked about after the preparations for the season last year and which were not met.

“What I have been told has only come true in a few percent. We did not quite get along. That’s how it looked, but I did not get a chance.

“I have no regrets about (Maurizio) Sarri. It seems to me that not putting me out was not just his decision.

“I wanted to go on loan, but I was not let go. Yes, I chose to see if I would regret it or not, but it seems to me that I will not.

“I thought about this decision for a very long time and chose that after the season I will be a contract and I will be a free agent.”

Bulka will likely become PSG’s second choice goalkeeper behind Alphonse Areola after the departure of Gianluigi Buffon, when he should be the Chelsea’s second choice goalie. The young goalkeeper impressed for Chelsea during pre-season, but he wasn’t really given a chance by Sarri when the season started proper. 

Rather than being made an important part of the team, Bulka never really made the first team squad and was behind Willy Caballero and Rob Green. Interestingly, the two goalkeepers are in the latter part of their 30s while a teenage goalkeeper with high potential was left sidelined. 

Hopefully, Chelsea wouldn’t regret losing Bulka, because he might go on to become a world-class goalkeeper. 

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