Former Lazio star Thomas Strakosha on links with Chelsea: “It is a complete honour to be linked.”

Former Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha has talked about his links with Premier League sides Chelsea and Fulham.

Strakosha’s contract with Lazio has already expired and the Albanian has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League. He recently appeared on Fabrizio Romano‘s ‘Here We Go’ podcast and he expressed gratitude for Lazio and the role the Biancocelesti played in his development. He also stated he is looking forward to his next challenge, which could well lie away from Italy.

When talking about the links with Chelsea, the goalkeeper stated: “It is a complete honour to be linked with a club like Chelsea. To be linked with all the clubs in the Premier League is important because for me, it is the best league in the world. So it is an honour for me and I’m very happy. It is a big pleasure for me and my family that what I did since I was young is coming off.”

Strakosha also spoke about the links with Fulham, saying: “Whatever Premier League clubs are interested, I respect all the clubs from all the countries but to be linked with Premier League clubs is a nice feeilng. But I will take my time to make a decision, I’m happy that we many things to decide and it makes my decision even harder.”

Strakosha made 23 Serie A appearances during the 2021/22 season with Lazio and this came after his game time at the club had reduced during the 2020/21 season. 


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