Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Chelsea sign Spanish goalkeeper Kepa for world record fee

Chelsea sign Spanish goalkeeper Kepa for world record fee

Then it was announced that 23-year-old Kepa had penned a seven-year contract with Chelsea making him the most expensive goalkeeper in history at 80 million euros ($92 million).

Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has admitted that he is "looking to find a solution" after being informed that Mateo Kovacic still wants to leave the club. He also helped Belgium achieve a third-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The midfielder will join Jorginho in Chelsea's midfield who joined the Blues from Napoli. The 25-year-old made 19 Ligue 1 starts under Unai Emery last season and has now been linked with a move away. Arrizabalaga had successfully executed more long-range passes - 368 - than any other goalkeeper in La Liga last season.

He helped the Blues win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Take a look at the very first pictures of Mateo Kovacic being unveiled as a Chelsea player.

One of the main storylines of this summer's transfer window was would happen with the future of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and what Chelsea would do at the goalkeeper position.

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"Subsequently, Courtois will go out on the pitch at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time wearing the Real Madrid C.F. jersey and will speak to the media in the press room".

He will move to Stamford Bridge as a replacement for Belgium worldwide Thibaut Courtois, who earlier this evening sealed his long anticipated move to European Champions Real Madrid.

Courtois, who had less than a year left on his Chelsea contract, wanted to move to Spain for personal reasons.

It has been said that on top of Kovačić's release on loan, Real Madrid will pay Chelsea €35 million for Courtois. The arrival of the Croatian is expected to prompt the Blues to send Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan to AC Milan.

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