Chelsea new signing break silence on who convinced him to agree a deal to Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea have officially announced a deal for a new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as he replaces Thibaut Courtois who completed a £31m move to Real Madrid on transfer deadline day.

Kepa joined Chelsea 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.

The Spanish goalkeeper has revealed who convinced him in signing for Chelsea, during a press conferences he revealed former Liverpool and Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina, was the reason that he decided to join Chelsea.

During his first press conference as a Chelsea player, Kepa revealed that it was Reina’s endorsement of Maurizio Sarri that persuaded him to make the move.

Reina played under Sarri for three years before moving on to AC Milan this summer, when Sarri also moved on to join Chelsea.


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