Chelsea, Manchester City to battle for Ukrainian stopper

By on October 31, 2012 - 69 views

Manchester City and Chelsea are set to battle for the signature of Obolon Kiev’s young goalkeeper Igor Berezovsky, according to talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old has been earning much praise for his performances in the Ukrainian second tier following his club’s relegation last season.

The 6ft 4in shot-stopper is widely regarded as one of the finest emerging talents in Eastern Europe, with his mixture of physical presence and athleticism earning multiple caps at international youth level.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City Premier League club’s see him as ideal back-up to the first choice keepers in the event of injuries.

Blues number one Petr Cech has struggled for form since a head injury sustained in 2006, whilst City can call upon back-ups Costel Pantilimon and Richard Wright, but neither are top level goalkeepers.

Bayern Munich are rumoured to be interested as well, but the youngster may favour a switch to the Premier League over the Bundesliga.


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