Kepa delighted to have joined Chelsea

MADRID SPAIN- MAY 01 Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Muenchen at the Bernabeu

Mateo Kovacic is set to join Chelsea on loan after admitting his unhappiness at Real Madrid

In January, Kepa signed a new long-term contract with Athletic until 2025, amid interest from Real Madrid.

Nevertheless, the young Spaniard is not thinking about the pressures of the price tag and is instead relishing the challenge in the Premier League with Chelsea. "If he ends up here one day, that would be brilliant". "I will try to do my best for this club", He told Chelsea's official website. The Belgian worldwide had just one year on his contract and refused to sign an extension so Chelsea chose to cash-in rather than lose him for nothing in 12 months.

Courtois, who played three years with Atletico, said he still isn't in top form following the World Cup, but will be ready to play in the Super Cup if needed.

"I want to continue to add success to this club's history".

"I received a lot of offers, some better from a financial point of view, but I wanted to come here, and importantly, be close to my children".

"I arrived at Chelsea with [Petr] Cech there, and I ended up being first choice".

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The Spain global has been regarded as one of the best upcoming shot-stoppers in Europe and the Blues have supposedly reached an agreement to sign him amid the uncertainty surrounding Thibaut Courtois' future.

Kovacic has signed for the Blues on a season-long loan deal and will now be hoping to hold down a spot in the first team at Stamford Bridge under new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri also hinted that Eden Hazard is likely to stay at the London club.

Kepa earning more than £190K-a-week at Chelsea is the true reflection of our desperation, rather than the transfer fee we paid for him.

Bilbao are notorious non-negotiators, only selling their players for the fees of their release clauses or for the demanded club fee. 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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