Chelsea have officially signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world-record fee of €80m.


Chelsea have officially signed Athletic goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world-record fee of €80m.

Kepa’s beats the highest ever sum for a keeper – the €72m Liverpool paid Roma for Brazil’s Alisson just last month.

Kepa had a medical earlier today after the Blues paved the way for his arrival 24 hours earlier by paying Bilbao his release clause.

Kepa, 23, told Chelsea’s website: “It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life.

‘So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League.

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

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