​Chelsea announce £71m world record signing from Bilbao

Chelsea football club have announced £71.6m world record signing of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.

The 23-year-old Spain international has penned a seven-year contract with dethroned Premier League Champions and will replace Belgian number Thibaut Courtois, who joined Real Madrid.

Chelsea’s new addition beats the record fee Liverpool paid for Roma star Alisson last month and ends a hectic couple of hours at the club.

Kepa triggered his release clause earlier on Wednesday, which paved the way for his move to Stamford Bridge.

The world most expensive keeper speaking to Chelsea official website. “It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life.

“So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city [London], the English Premier League.

“It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.”

Kepa becomes Maurizio Sarri fourth signing with Jorginho, Rob Green and Mateo Kovacic who joined on a season-long loan.

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