By Oladipupo Mojeed
Former Manchester City goalkeeper, Willy Caballero has joined Chelsea Football Club on free transfer on Saturday.
Having been released by the noisy neighbours, Caballero will add strength to Chelsea’s goalkeeper resources following the departure of Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth.
Welcome to Chelsea, Willy Caballero! https://t.co/GGFudYqdu3
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 1, 2017
The 35-year-old has a wealth of experience at the highest level. He spent the past three seasons at City, having started his career at Boca Juniors in his native Argentina before playing for Spanish clubs Elche and Malaga.
Happy to be with the Blues
Speaking on his move to Stamford Bridge, Caballero said he is ready to help the club win laurels.
“I am very happy to join Chelsea, the champions of England. I am looking forward to meeting the guys and helping the club achieve more success in the coming season,” he told Chelsea TV.
Caballero moved to the Premier League in the summer of 2014, linking up once again with Manuel Pellegrini, whom he had played under at Malaga.
The highlight of his time at City was the 2016 League Cup final when his heroics during the decisive penalty shoot-out against Liverpool ensured City secured the trophy. Caballero saved three penalties – from Lucas, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana – as his team came out on top at Wembley.
Last season he featured in a memorable 3-1 Champions League win over Barcelona and made a crucial penalty save from former Chelsea striker Falcao in the first leg of their last-16 knockout tie against Monaco.