Chelsea record-breaking goalkeeper Arrizabalaga unveiled

Kepa Arrizabalaga
By Editor

English Premier League club, Chelsea have unveiled their world record goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga whom they signed from Athletic Bilbao for £71m.

The price paid for the Spanish shot stopper is the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and also a club record transfer for the Blues.

The 23-year old arrived at Stamford Bridge after a release clause in his contract was met, with the deal surpassing the £60m they spent on Spanish striker Alvaro Morata in July 2017.

“So many things attracted me to the club – all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League,” Kepa said.

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“It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.”

Kepa, who is second choice for Spain behind Manchester United’s David de Gea signed a seven-year contract at the club and replaces Thibaut Courtois, who is set to join Real Madrid.

He has spent the past two seasons in Athletic Bilbao’s first team, making 53 La Liga appearances, and has one international cap.

Kepa’s transfer means he’s the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, surpassing Alisson’s £66.8m move to Liverpool less than a month ago.

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