Thibaut Courtois wants Eden Hazard reunion at Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois wants Eden Hazard reunion at Real Madrid

The 24-year-old Croatia global arrives at Stamford Bridge with a big reputation, but there is no official option for Chelsea to make the move permanent after the 2018/19 season.

Kovacic will join Chelsea on loan until June 30, 2019 as part of the deal, with the Croatia global spending a season away from the club he joined from Inter Milan in 2015.

Kepa joined from Athletic Bilbao for a world record fee of £71.6m - the second time that record was broken this summer after Liverpool signed Alisson Becker from Roma.

"I will try to do my best for this club".

"In terms of being the most expensive keeper in the world, it's something I don't think about", Kepa said.

While the deadline for Premier League transfers closed on Thursday evening, clubs in Spain are still free to complete deals until the end of August.

The 23-year-old would be brought in as a replacement for unsettled Thibaut Courtois. The only pressure I experience is the pressure I put on myself.




Seen as a panic purchase by some, Chelsea have addressed a position of need and have now paved the way for Golden Glove victor Thibaut Courtois to finally make his dream move to Real Madrid.

Kepa becomes the sixth Spanish member of Chelsea's squad, joining Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso, and he says his worldwide team-mates played a big part in selling the move to him.

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

"I would like to thank Chelsea's fans for being there for me in the last few years, I always wanted to win the Premier League and I did it twice, but now I have a new chance which I have to take".

Kepa, who was one of David de Gea's understudies at the World Cup, believes his fee shows that clubs have a greater appreciation for goalkeepers these days.

The 24-year-old played 109 matches for Madrid, scoring three times and providing eight assists.

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