Who is Kepa? The lowdown on Chelsea's new keeper

Tyler Owen
August 10, 2018

Additionally, Chelsea now reportedly rid themselves of the pain in the side that would have been Thibaut Courtois should he have had to play in London this season.

He said all the right things, speaking in Spanish through a translator, when asked about the eye-popping fee and appeared calm and composed while being asked to keep returning to the issue.

Courtois, 26, signed for Madrid from Chelsea on Wednesday for a reported 35 million euros after winning two Premier League titles as well as the FA Cup and League Cup in England.

Spanish football giants Real Madrid's central midfielder Mateo Kovacic has joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal on Thursday. I was never given guarantees in any of the clubs where I played.

Courtois, who played three years with Atletico, said he still isn't in top form following the World Cup, but will be ready to play in the Super Cup if needed.

Although Kepa conceded 43 goals in 30 league games last season, that was mainly due to the deficiencies of the weak team in front of him.

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"Last but not least I want to thank the fans for their great support over the years".

He later deleted the post but again thanked everyone involved with Chelsea once he had completed the move to Madrid.

It's ironic that Arrizabalaga is heading to Chelsea to replace Real Madrid-bound Courtois, because just a few months ago he almost simplified the goalkeeper merry-go-round by moving to the Bernabeu himself. If they'd done all a little sooner, I'm sure they would have saved some Chelsea fans' hearts. Naturally he is happy for me and this move.

Colombia centre-back Mina would be signing on a permanent deal for a fee of around £27m while Portugal worldwide Gomes would move on a season-long loan for a fee of around £2m. "I am a player who demands a lot from myself, so I will just try to give everything I can to the team".

"I think we all know that, when you're a kid, there's always a club that really makes you sit up and take notice".

Kepa is Spain's number two behind Manchester United's David de Gea.

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