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Kepa delighted to have joined Chelsea

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| 10 August, 2018, 08:59

Spanish football giants Real Madrid's central midfielder Mateo Kovacic has joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal on Thursday. Yet the Spain worldwide said he was not disappointed his move to the Bernabéu fell through; nor did he fear that allowing his contract with Athletic to contain a £71.9m release clause would price him out of the market this summer.

I haven't trained a lot at Real Madrid because I badly wanted to come to Chelsea so I didn't do much training.

But it might not have happened had it not been for former Liverpool and Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who Kepa has cited as the reason that he chose to join Chelsea. But he is also sad because I have left as we had become very close there.

Courtois has been on strike this week in an effort to force Chelsea to sell him, and the team relented after lining up Kepa Arrizabalaga as his replacement. Now I'll say to him: "Let's go and win a Champions League together".

Kepa may be a relatively unknown name for Chelsea fans and Premier League watchers, but there's a reason that Real Madrid were so eager to move for him just a few months ago.


Meanwhile, Kovacic has stated he will give his all for Chelsea during his stint at the club.

"I just hope I can adjust and adapt as soon as possible but we're all different".

The 26 year old admitted, that with the transfer window for European clubs still open until August 31, that he would be keen to see Hazard also join Real.

Following the news of Thibaut Courtois' imminent departure to Real Madrid, the Blues moved fast to secure the services of Kepa from Athletic Bilbao after courting the player for some time. "I have taken my time and I want to thank the club that respected it to make my decision". "I need to do my best to prove myself". Only two keepers made more saves in the Liga last term, and he's pretty good with his feet too - once deployed outfield during an injury crisis for his U14 team, he scored twice.

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