Chelsea Complete Record $92m Kepa Signing

Spain’s Kepa Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in history on Wednesday after Chelsea signed an 80 million euro (£71.6 million, $92 million) deal to bring him from Athletic Bilbao.

Kepa, 23, has signed a seven-year contract with the West London outfit after completing medicals and agreeing terms on Wednesday.

His arrival at Stamford Bridge came shortly after Chelsea had agreed to sell Belgian international ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid for a reported fee of 35 million euros.

Already capped once by Spain, Kepa travelled with the national side to the Russia 2018 World Cup, but he did not feature as La Furia were eliminated in the second-round by hosts Russia.

He becomes the second marquee signing for new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri after Napoli’s Jorginho was brought in for £50m.

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