Transfer News: Chelsea Goalkeeper Kepa Is set to Join Real Madrid On Permanent deal: Kepa Arrizabalaga, the keeper for Chelsea, is expected to make a permanent move to Real Madrid, the 14-time champion of the Champions League. EnoughInfo.com
Los Blancos made the replacement as a last-ditch effort to replace former Chelsea custodian Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian shot stopper who left Stamford Bridge in 2018 tore the cruciate ligament in his left knee last week. This will probably keep him out of action for the majority, if not all, of the upcoming season.
Despite the fact that Chelsea and Kepa’s reluctance to accept their offer of a loan with a buy option. Bayern Munich had earlier declared their formal interest in signing the 13-time cap Spain international. However, Los Blancos have now made a move. Sean Dyche reveals that Iwobi and Everton have not yet reached a contract deal
Young Ukraine international Andrey Lunin is likely to start for Real Madrid as they open their La Liga season away at Kepa’s former team Athletic. After the arrival of the Spaniard, it is anticipated that he will continue to be the backup option.
Kepa joined London from Athletic in 2018. This was after his €80million (£71.6million) release clause was activated, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper. Kepa’s debut season was marked by a memorable exchange with former Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri in the 2019 Carabao Cup final.
The 28-year-old had his greatest season ever last season. And he was anticipated to be the club’s No.1 when Edouard Mendy left. Following the £20million (increasing to £25million with add-ons) purchase of fellow countryman Robert Sanchez from Brighton and Hove Albion, Kepa may join the Spanish side.