‘Keep me’: Kepa Arrizabalaga fires Chelsea future warning after signing ambitious Real Madrid contract
Kepa Arrizabalaga has confirmed he wants to stay in Madrid beyond his loan spell at his unveiling as a Real Madrid player.
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Real Madrid moved swiftly to confirm his signing following the injury to first-choice Thibaut Courtois who picked up an ACL injury in pre-season. The 28-year-old who was visibly delighted to have signed for the Spanish giants confirmed playing for Madrid was his dream and that he was hoping to stay beyond his loan spell.
He told reporters at his unveiling: “I really hope Real Madrid will keep me at the end of the season. I had other important offers but Real Madrid is Real Madrid. When Real Madrid wanted me everything was clear.
“Spanish players always talk about Real Madrid during the international break. Everything about this club is spectacular.”
Privately, Kepa's departure has annoyed Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino who confirmed in his press conference that he was looking to start him against Liverpool but was surprised to find out the 28-year-old was looking forward to leaving for Madrid.
However, Chelsea who signed Robert Sanchez from Brighton and Hove Albion just two weeks ago feel they are covered with Spain international putting up a respectable performance against Jurgen Klopp’s team.
The Chelsea performance has raised confidence and improved moods ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against West Ham. In another boost prime summer target, Moises Caicedo is in line to make his debut against the Hammers having taken part in training today.