Kepa Arrizabalaga joins Real Madrid on mortgage from Chelsea after Thibaut Courtois suffered a season-ending ACL damage

Real Madrid have signed Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga on mortgage till the top of the season.

His presentation as a Real Madrid participant will happen tomorrow afternoon.

It comes after Thibaut Courtois suffered an anterior cruciate ligament damage in coaching that might rule him out till the top of the season.

The damage to their no 1 leaves Los Blancos quick within the goalkeeping division with 24-year-old backup Andriy Lunin as the one different choice, so Kepa is prone to go straight into the staff.

Kepa was lacking from Chelsea’s opening draw with Liverpool and new signing Robert Sanchez began between the sticks for the Blues.

Real had a listing of eight potential replacements, together with Sevilla’s David de Gea and Yassine Bounou, however opted for 28-year-old Kepa after Chelsea cleared him to go away.

Real Madrid have signed Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga on mortgage for a season

Kepa has carried out nicely to rebuild his fame in soccer after a combined spell at Chelsea.

He joined from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 for £72 million – a world document charge for a goalkeeper.

Halfway by way of his first marketing campaign in England, he induced a storm when he spectacularly refused to beat penalty specialist Willy Caballero within the League Cup ultimate, defying Maurizio Sarri’s directions and enraging the Italian boss. Chelsea misplaced to Manchester City on penalties.

After a number of seasons as Chelsea’s no 1, he misplaced his place when Edouard Mendy arrived in 2020 and made simply 11 league appearances between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

Last season, nevertheless, he regained his place within the staff and relegated Mendy to the bench, giving him one of many save proportion bets within the league.


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