He Real Madrid would already have defined who will be the substitute for Belgian Thibaut Courtois. The high command of the team from the capital of Spain defined that Kepa Arrizabalaga arrives on loan from Chelsea.
Fabrizio Romano, a journalist specializing in transfers, revealed that Real Madrid has already reached an agreement with Chelsea for the player’s one-year loan without a mandatory purchase clause at the end of the season.
Kepa’s departure from Chelsea was conditional on the signing of Robert Sánchez, who arrived at Stamford Bridge from Brighton. Trained in the youth ranks of Athletic Club, he made the leap to the Premier League in 2018 for more than $80 million, making it the most expensive transfer in football history for a goalkeeper.
Kepa was already tested by Madrid immediately after Courtois’ injury. The player, whose loan to Bayern Munich was advanced, immediately stopped negotiations with the German club to prioritize the white option.
The former Athletic Club de Bilbao player was already on Madrid’s radar in 2018, but then Florentino Pérez opted for Courtois despite the fact that Zidane and part of the board preferred the Basque goalkeeper.
Real Madrid’s intention is for the new goalkeeper to join the dynamics of the first team as soon as possible.
Message from Real Madrid to Courtois
The Real Madrid footballers took to the San Mamés pitch this Saturday for the first league game, wearing jerseys to support their teammate Thibaut Courtois.
“A lot of strength, Tibo!”could be read on the warm-up outfit for Carlo Ancelotti’s men when they took to the pitch at La Catedral in Spain.
“Thank you team! I am with you”Courtois thanked his teammates for the gesture with a message on Twitter.