Official: Chelsea Sign Former England Goalkeeper Rob Green On One-Year Deal (Photo)

Chris Wright

26th, July 2018


Photo: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC/Getty Images (via @ChelseaFC/Twitter)

Slipstreaming in behind their £50million acquisition of Jorginho from Napoli, Chelsea have made their second signing of the summer by bringing in Rob Green from 2008.

Green spent last year at Huddersfield Town but was cut adrift at the end of the season.

The 38-year-old former England goalkeeper has signed a one-year contract with the Blues and will take the all-important third-choice role behind Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero in the pecking order.

Think Richard Wright at Man City, Stuart Taylor at Man City, Lee Grant at Manchester United – a tactical, cheap, ‘home grown’ auxiliary squad member who is experienced enough to help out in training but is in no real danger of ever having to play.

It’s the equivalent of spending the last year of your career raking it in out in China, but for select British goalkeepers.

Nice work if you can get it.

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  1. Nuno says:

    “in no real danger of ever having to play.” Here I must point out for Hilario at Chelsea some 12 years ago – also the 3rd choice keeper, only brought in for number and experience, that in the end had to play against Barcelona after Cech and Cudicini were injured. Cross is definitely a few steps above in case they actually need him.
    Now onwards with the Courtois saga…

  2. VieuxSang says:

    Oh boy. What I would have given for a Given.

  3. Stuart says:

    I feel sorry for him more having to hold the shirt like that due to sleeve sponsors.

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