Chelsea has accomplished the signing of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for a world-record payment of £72million.
The 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a seven-year deal on the Blues and would be the membership’s No 1 following the departure of Thibaut Courtois, who has sealed a £35million transfer to Actual Madrid on a six-year deal.
Kepa’s deal now makes him the costliest goalkeeper within the World, adopted by Brazil‘s Alisson who Liverpool paid £66.8m for final month.
On transferring to Stamford Bridge, Kepa stated: ‘It’s a vital determination for me, for my profession, and likewise for my private life.
‘So many issues attracted me to the membership, all of the titles the membership has received, the opposite gamers, town, the English Premier League.
‘It’s an accumulation of issues, and I’m very glad Chelsea has determined to belief me and to take me in as effectively.’
Director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Kepa is a expertise we now have admired for a very long time and we’re extraordinarily enthusiastic about his arrival.
‘He has already demonstrated unbelievable high quality and consistency and will probably be a giant half of any success Chelsea have within the coming years.
‘His long-term contract displays the idea we now have in him and we stay up for the approaching seasons with an infinite sense of optimism.’