Reporter Seongmin Lee = Kepa Arrizabala, whom Real Madrid brought in on loan in the summer transfer market, is pursuing a permanent transfer.
Spanish media ‘Pichajes’ reported on the 23rd (Korean time), “Real Madrid is willing to go one step further to guarantee Kepa’s complete transfer. “They want to keep Kepa for the 2023/24 season as well,” the report said.
Spanish goalkeeper Kepa grew up at Athletic Bilbao in Spain’s Primera Laga. Kepa, who developed his skills at Bilbao, transferred to Chelsea in the summer of 2018 for 80 million euros (about 114.5 billion won), the highest transfer fee ever for a goalkeeper at the time. Chelsea, who sent Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, attempted to fill the void with Kepa.
Kepa showed a decent performance in the 2018/19 season, when he made his debut in the EPL, conceding 39 goals in 36 games, but gradually began to stagnate. In the 2019/20 season, Kepa suffered from a slump, conceding 47 goals in 33 games. Chelsea, who felt uneasy about Kepa, brought in Edouard Mendy, who has outstanding defensive skills, in September 2020. With the arrival of Mendy, Kepa was pushed to the bench.
Kepa, who was relegated to being a reserve goalkeeper, rose to the starting lineup again last season. As Mendy made frequent mistakes in build-up, Kepa was given a chance. Kepa conceded 29 goals in 29 games last season. Although Chelsea finished 12th in the league, Kepa did his part.토스카지노 도메인
Kepa, who was likely to become the starting player even after Mauricio Pochettino took office, suddenly moved to Real Madrid on loan. Real Madrid lost its unwavering starting goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, to a cruciate ligament rupture. Real Madrid, who suddenly had a hole in their goalkeeping team, quickly brought in Kepa on loan.
Kepa has conceded 6 goals in 8 games for Real Madrid this season. He achieved four scoreless games. According to ‘Pichajes’, Real Madrid is preparing a total of 10 million euros (about 14.3 billion won) to permanently sign Kepa. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will accept Real Madrid’s offer.