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Confirmed: Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper For World Record Fee

Confirmed: Chelsea Sign Goalkeeper For World Record Fee

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 08, 2018 11:14 PM @KeeganKruger

Chelsea have completed their third signing of the transfer window, breaking the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper that was recently set by Liverpool when the Reds purchased Brazil international Alisson Becker.

Click through the gallery above to see the five most expensive goalkeepers in history, according to the Daily Metro.

The Blues have confirmed that they have activated Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga's release clause of £71 million to sign him from LaLiga side Athletic Bilbao.

"It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life," Kepa told the club's official website.
 
"So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, 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."
 
Arrizabalaga becomes Chelsea's third signing of the window, following the arrival of Jorginho from Napoli and Robert Green from Huddersfield Town.

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The 23-year-old, who is Spain's No. 2, made 54 appearances for Basque club, keeping 15 clean sheets in total.

What do you make of Chelsea's transfer business so far in this window? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Dave1992 Joined: 12 Jun 2016
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Dave1992 Aug 09, 2018 03:55 PM
Welcome to Stamford Bridge,Keppa Arrizabalaga!
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Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Aug 09, 2018 11:42 AM
@Ggolide the guy should check as well Brazil's number2 cos he's Man city first choice
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Ggolide Joined: 15 Jun 2017
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Ggolide Aug 09, 2018 09:33 AM
@musah005 being nation number 2 is not bad you can check Germany's number 2 is the first choice at Barca
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Joined: 26 May 2014
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Aug 09, 2018 08:34 AM
Let courtois go root in Madrid
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Chelsea_Bucs_general Aug 09, 2018 08:33 AM
Showing thaibat courtois that he is not bigger than Chelsea... we can break the bank for any player we want
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musah005 Aug 09, 2018 08:28 AM
Paying so much for a national team number 2?
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 09, 2018 01:23 AM
He's a good keeper, wish him all the best in Stamford bridge!

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