Kepa Arrizabalaga has moved to Real Madrid after rejecting Bayern. He was unveiled as the club’s latest signing on Tuesday, after arriving on loan.
Madrid had decided to sign Kepa after going back and forth with De Gea, as they were looking for a goalie to replace Thibaut Courtois.
Madrid’s No.1 Courtois suffered an ACL tear in training last week and left the training pitch in tears.
The Spain International who played his first game with the Spanish giants recorded his first clean sheet against Athletic Club.
When asked about the move during his unveiling, Kepa had this to say.
“Today is the first day. I’m here on loan. But we have time and we’ll see. Let’s hope with my effort, and my performance above all, I can make that happen.”
“I look at [my time at Chelsea] from a very positive point of view. Being at a big club for five years, every year we fought for big trophies in Europe and in England.”
“I had the chance to play with great players, to lift trophies for Chelsea. Just as in life, you have more difficult moments, but when I look back I see it all as positive, as good, as life experience.”
“I’m more mature [now] for sure,” Kepa said. “I’m in one of the best moments of my career, after a great year, and I’m ready to face this challenge.”
“What I can say is I won’t lack commitment and effort. It’s been an intense few days, but when I had the opportunity to come to Real Madrid, it was clear for me.”