OFFICIAL: Chelsea sign Athletic goalkeeper Kepa on seven-year deal for world-record fee
Chelsea have officially signed Athletic goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on a seven-year deal for world-record fee of €80m. The club have found their replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who was sold to Real Madrid earlier in the day
Chelsea have paid a reported world-record £72 million (€80m/$92m) to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao as a successor to Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois.
The new fee smashes the previous goalkeeper transfer record, set when Liverpool purchased Alisson Becker from Roma for £65m in July.
“It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.”
And director Marina Granovskaia has explained what attracted them to the player as Courtois’ replacement.