Chelsea Football Club has made a deal to sign Robert Sanchez, the goalkeeper for Brighton, for a fee that starts at £25 million and could go up. Edouard Mendy left Chelsea to play for Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia. So, this move is part of their plan to get a better goalkeeper. Sanchez, who is 25 years old, will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga for the top spot at Stamford Bridge.
Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez cost Chelsea £25 million
The Spanish goalie already knows some of the coaches at Chelsea. Goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts worked with him at Brighton, where they both played. Sanchez has been with Brighton since he was 15 years old. When he joined Levante in 2013, he moved up through their school. After successful loan periods with Forest Green and Rochdale, he debuted with Brighton in November 2020. For almost two years, he was the team’s first-choice goalie.
The Spanish national team noticed Sanchez’s skill, and he was asked to play for his country in both the postponed Euro 2020 event and the World Cup in 2022. Sanchez has only played for his country twice in friendly matches, but that still looks good on his record. During Brighton’s 2022–23 Premier League season, he briefly lost his spot to Jason Steele.
However, though they lost on penalties, Sanchez showed off his skills in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley. Sanchez’s contract with Brighton was supposed to last until June 2025, but his move to Chelsea is a big step in his career because it gives him a new challenge and a chance to play at a higher level with one of England’s best teams.