Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia has revealed that he has an option to sign a new contract with Stamford Bridge outfit.
Amelia, who signed for Chelsea this season, was Jose Mourinho’s last signing at the Chelsea manager. It is reported that the Blues agreed to sign the Italian because of Thibaut Courtois’ knee injury at the start of the season that ruled him out until late last year.
The Blues in a statement wrote: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Marco Amelia. The goalkeeper arrives on a free transfer to provide highly experienced cover following the injury to Thibaut Courtois last month, and has signed a contract until the end of the season.”
However, since joining the west London club, the 33-year-old has failed to make a single appearance for Chelsea and is now often referred to as a “forgotten man”.
Although his career at Stamford Bridge continues to worry many fans, the 6.3 ft. shot-stopper is still enjoying his time in with Chelsea and has confirmed that he has the option to renew his contract at Chelsea.
The former Italy international told Sportitalia: “Here I am liked and I’m trying to make my contribution in the dressing room. I do not know what will happen because I have an option to renew my contract.
“We will see whether to renew or if to choose another way. For me it is a great experience, I learned to live a different kind of football.
“It will be very useful for my future and what I want to do after the end of my career as a player.”
When Amelia arrived at Chelsea, another summer signing Asmir Begovic also signed for the Blues and replaced the injured Courtois.
Meanwhile, the Blues current best goalkeeper, Courtois has only managed to make 11 Premier League appearances with two clean sheets this season.