Deadline Day: Kepa Completes Chelsea Move
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, has completed a world record £71m move to Chelsea.
The figure is the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and a club record transfer, surpassing Alisson's £66.8m move to Liverpool.
23-year-old Kepa signed a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge and replaces Thibaut Courtois, who joins Real Madrid.
"This is what I aspire to do. I would like to be remembered at this club, when I leave years down the line, as a goalkeeper that has helped the club win a lot of titles and gone down in history."
"I'm really looking forward to working with him [Maurizio Sarri], I am really looking forward to the first training session [on Thursday]. I've heard great things about him, great references.
"I can't wait to see that first hand, to meet him and work with him. I think his style isn't too different from the style we used in the Spanish national team. I believe my qualities will fit with his style."
Kepa spent the past two seasons in Athletic's first team, making 53 La Liga appearances, and has one international cap.
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