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Asmir Begovic

28-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Chelsea  Premier


Birthdate:  June 20, 1987    Birthplace:  Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina    Nationality:  Bosnia-Herzegovina    Height:  6' 6"    Weight:  183 lbs    

July 13, 2015    Asmir Begovic News

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Begovic has completed an 8 million transfer from Stoke City to Chelsea, ESPN FC reports.

Begovic joins Chelsea after making 160 appearances for Stoke City since 2010. Over that time, Begovic compiled 42 clean sheets in Premier League play, emerging as one of the country's best shot-stoppers. Now, at 28 years old, Begovic will move to one of Europe's biggest clubs, but the presence of first-choice keeper Thibaut Courtois surely means Begovic will be reserved for backup duty. As a result, the Bosnian's fantasy value takes a significant hit heading into the upcoming campaign.

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Asmir Begovic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 30, 2015

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Chelsea have started discussions about a transfer move for Begovic with Stoke, reports the Daily Mail.

Chelsea stalwart Petr Cech moved to Arsenal and now the London side is looking to backfill the position. Manager Jose Mourinho has set his sights on Begovic as that person.

June 13, 2015

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Begovic had an excellent season for Stoke City, as he lead the club to the fifth-best defensive record in the league en route to a ninth-place finish.

The Bosnian played all but three league matches and kept seven clean sheets as the Potters finished in the top half of the table for the second straight season. Begovic has drawn attention from around the Premier League after several impressive seasons and will reportedly be allowed to leave for a bigger club this summer if he rejects a new contract with Stoke.

May 25, 2015

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Begovic produced three saves during Stoke's emphatic 6-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday.

Begovic only conceded to Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, who was making his final appearance for the club on Sunday. Overall, the Bosnian Begovic finished this season with 86 saves and seven clean sheets across 35 Premiership appearances. Although those numbers represent dips from his usual season-long totals, Begovic remains quality shot-stopper that should warrant interest from England and abroad during this summer's transfer window.

May 16, 2015

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Begovic (knee) is available off the bench Saturday against Burnley.

Jack Butland will get another start ahead of Begovic, who underwent a minor knee procedure last week.

May 15, 2015

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Begovic is in contention to be available Saturday against Burnley after undergoing a minor procedure on his knee last week, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Begovic was dropped in favor of Jack Butland two weeks ago against Swansea and it is unclear if Begovic will regain his starting job now that he's fit again. Begovic has widely been rumored to be leaving Stoke this summer, with Butland the likely full-time starter next season.

May 2, 2015

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Begovic is not in the 18-man squad to face Swansea City on Saturday.

The club has not announced whether Begovic is injured or just being rested, but Jack Butland will get the start, with Thomas Sorensen available off the bench.

April 20, 2015

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Stoke have opened contract discussions with Begovic in a move to tie the goalkeeper to the club ahead of interest from Real Madrid, reports the Daily Mail.

Begovic's current agreement expires next year. Stoke manager Mark Hughes has targeted the keeper's stay as a priority, which will help the team stay in the top 10 in the league each season.