Caballero, Marshall and the 10 Goalkeepers Who Could Transfer This Summer

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterMay 27, 2014

Caballero, Marshall and the 10 Goalkeepers Who Could Transfer This Summer

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    It's set to be a busy summer window for all positions, but the goalkeeping merry-go-round has already threatened to take centre stage.

    The dominoes have begun to fall. Ben Hamer has joined Leicester (per the Premier League's official website), Marc-Andre ter Stegen has joined Barcelona (per their official website) and Heurelho Gomes has joined Watford (per BBC Sport).

    Who's next? Will Kasper Schmeicel sign a new deal or depart? Will Petr Cech stick or twist? What of Thibaut Courtois' future?

    Strap yourselves in!

Willy Caballero, Argentina

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    Why didn't Willy Caballero go to the 2014 World Cup with Argentina?

    He's arguably their best goalkeeper, better than No. 1 Sergio Romero, yet Alejandro Sabella saw fit to take three others instead.

    His performances for Malaga over the past three years have been nothing short of stunning. Manuel Pellegrini knows him well, and, per the Manchester Evening News, the Chilean is interested in replacing Costel Pantilimon with Caballero.

David Marshall, Cardiff City

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    David Marshall was stellar last season in the Premier League, showing great athleticism, immense reflexes and a strong command of his box. 

    His defensive line was fairly poor, subjecting him to a lot of exposure and a lot of pressure, but it only served as a stage for him to star on week in and week out.

    He grabbed a rank of 35th in our Premier League 100, and the Irish Independent feel his performances weren't lost on Arsenal or Liverpool.

Shay Given

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    You never know; this could be the summer in which Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner cracks out a victorious smile as he removes £55,000-per-week Shay Given from the wage bill at Villa Park.

    He's tried in the last three successive transfer windows to no avail, merely managing to send him out on loan to the likes of Middlesbrough and Doncaster Rovers.

    Per The Independent, Given knows the club want rid of him, and after a staffing mix-up midseason, he was appointed assistant manager to Paul Lambert on an interim basis.

    He won't play football in Birmingham again any time soon.

Petr Cech, Chelsea

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    Petr Cech's situation at Chelsea is fast becoming untenable, as Thibaut Courtois' growth into a top-five goalkeeper despite just turning 22 years of age has fans yearning for his return to Stamford Bridge.

    That puts Cech, who has just completed his 10th successive year as the Blues No. 1 between the sticks, in a bit of a pickle and could force him to seek a move away.

    The Mirror believe he could follow David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain.

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur

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    The Mirror believe Paris Saint-Germain will return to the Premier League with a slightly different intended target. Rather than Petr Cech, Hugo Lloris is the subject of their attention.

    The Frenchman is his nation's No. 1 goalkeeper and wears the captain's armband, and while Salvatore Sirigu has been stellar in goal for les Parisiens, Laurent Blanc's obsession with recruiting French players knows no limit.

Lukasz Fabianski, Arsenal

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    According to Sky Sports, Lukasz Fabianski has "options" in the Premier League and is very likely to leave Arsenal this summer now that his deal is expiring.

    The Pole helped the Gunners win their first piece of silverware in nine years by defeating Hull City at Wembley weeks ago, but the club's offer of a contract extension has been ignored.

    Fabianski wants to be a No. 1and rightly so.

Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City

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    According to Sky Sports, Kasper Schmeichel is close to agreeing to a new deal with Leicester City that would see him continue as their No. 1 between the sticks.

    But until he puts pen to paper, he's an option for anyone given his expiring contract, and Arsenal have shown some very recent interest due to the departing nature of Lukasz Fabianski, per the Mirror.

Jussi Jaaskelainen, West Ham United

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    The name Jussi Jaaskelainen was not among West Ham United's released list this month.

    The Finnish goalkeeper has lost his spot between the sticks under Sam Allardyce to Adrian, a fine pickup who ended the season in second place for the "Hammer of the Year" awards in 2014.

    Jussi is 39 years of age and on a rather large wage. The board will likely be happy to offload him for nothing, rendering him a free agent, but Sky Sports report he's in talks regarding a new contract.

    How will this one end?

Michel Vorm, Liverpool

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    Michel Vorm, Swansea City's No. 1, may be given the choice of swapping that for a role as backup to Simon Mignolet at Liverpool this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.

    Brendan Rodgers worked with the Dutchman for a year in South Wales before departing for Merseyside and appreciates his ability to play with his feet.


Alex McCarthy, Reading

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    As a knock-on from the interest in Michel Vorm, Swansea City are reportedly keeping tabs on Reading's Alex McCarthy.

    The Mirror have suggested the club believe he's an ideal replacement, though his 2013-14 season showed a few holes in his game that weren't as widely reported as his heroics in the Premier League.