Blues’ new signing was not sanction by the club’s new manager but he is not unhappy with the deal
Maurizio Sarri’s backroom staff have been left ‘bemused’ by Chelsea’s move to sign Rob Green, report The Times.
The veteran goalkeeper, 38, has joined the club on a one-year contract having left Huddersfield Town earlier this summer following the expiry of his contract.
It’s claimed Green was not on a list of transfer targets approved by the club’s scouting department and goalkeeping coaches.
Sarri, though, is not believed to be unhappy with the transfer, which was conducted by Blues director Marina Granovskaia, as he is not a dominant part of the process.
The ex-Napoli boss is suggested to be relaxed about the situation but it appears his coaches and scouts aren’t quite as enamoured with the deal, as their recommendations were overlooked.
Green’s signing adds to Chelsea’s homegrown quota, which will help them in the transfer market, and sees him replace outgoing shot-stoppers Eduardo and Jamal Blackman.
Upon signing for the club, he said: “It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation. It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started.”