Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

New Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa: I want Hazard to stay

New Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa: I want Hazard to stay

"What is questionable to me is whether Kovacic will do it". It is not something I have in my mind.

"I am very happy to continue in what I consider my home", Kepa stated at the time.

"There won't be additional pressure one me".

"I received a lot of offers, some better from a financial point of view, but I wanted to come here, and importantly, be close to my children".

It looks more and more likely that Thibaut Courtois will be a Real Madrid player when the transfer window in Spain ends at the start of September.

Thibaut Courtois said that he has realised a dream by being able to join Real Madrid after signing a six-year contract with the club on Wednesday.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been discussing just how happy he is to have put pen to paper on a deal to join Chelsea this summer.

The Spain worldwide has been regarded as one of the best upcoming shot-stoppers in Europe and the Blues have supposedly reached an agreement to sign him amid the uncertainty surrounding Thibaut Courtois' future.

Kepa, 23, arrives at Stamford Bridge after a release clause in his contract was met, with the deal surpassing Alisson's £66.8m move to Liverpool.

"Some players take more time to adapt than others", he said. We've got a great squad and I hope I can help the team to keep winning things.

"They have told me what it's like to play here and I've had excellent references from them".

It helps that Kepa has been with César Azpilicueta and Álvaro Morata on global duty. While the £71m transfer fee may appear exorbitant, constituting a record fee for the club and a world record for a goalkeeper, it may not be as astronomical as first meets the eye.

"He's a great keeper with excellent reflexes but it's not for me to say what his strong points are", Courtois said.

As well as showing he is capable of dominating his area and making spectacular saves, playing for Maurizio Sarri means Kepa will have to show he is adept with the ball at his feet. I've said sorry and I do so again now.

"I was very young".

"I'd like to think so".

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