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Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

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As the part of the contract, Mateo Kovacic, midfielder of the Spanish powerhouse, will join the blues on a season-long loan. His passing ability, tough tackling and intelligence will be warmly welcomed at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian had failed to show up for training in a bid to force through a move to Madrid and on Wednesday night he finally got his wish when Chelsea managed to strike a deal with Madrid.

The World Cup-winning striker says he is calm about renewing and added that he has an option to extend his stay written into the agreement. "I am one more Madridista fan and I want to measure up to this badge".

"I fulfill a dream, the one I had as a child when I dreamed of stepping on the pitch of this stadium with the colours of Real Madrid, the best club in the world".

"There is no rush". That's the most important thing right now. I'm really happy to be here and looking forward to joining them.

"In January I was coming to the end of the contract", he continued.

"I had excellent references from them about the club, knowing them and being able to talk to them has been a great support for me over the last few days". The Belgium goalkeeper was the victor of the Golden Glove award at the Russian Federation 2018 Fifa World Cup. "I find his style and ideas very attractive. I am a player who demands a lot from myself". We need to work physically to be ready as soon as possible, but it's nice to be back.

"Those who are close to me or more know me know that I am a person who likes to analyse everything before making a decision".

"In terms of the price, it's something I don't think about", Kepa said via a translator. It's for life you know!

He also sustained a gut-wrenching defeat to Real in the 2014 Champions League final, when his new captain Sergio Ramos's injury time header denied Atletico glory, leading to Real winning 4-1 in extra-time.

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