Kepa opens up on his start to life at Chelsea FC

Kepa has revealed his delight at how his start to life at Chelsea FC has unfolded

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea FC goalkeeper Kepa revealed that he is happy with his start to life at Stamford Bridge after his record move this summer.

Kepa became the most expensive goalkeeper of all time and Chelsea’s club record signing this summer when he left Athletic Bilbao for £71.6 million.

Thibaut Courtois forced his way out of Chelsea to move to European champions Real Madrid, which prompted new manager Maurizio Sarri to sign Kepa in the final days of the transfer window.

The 23-year-old shot-stopper has made a solid start as the club’s new number one, securing two clean sheets in the opening four games of the season as Chelsea have won all their fixtures so far.

According to the Evening Standard, the Spain international is pleased with how things are going in England so far.

He told reporters, according to the newspaper: “It was a gamble and I’m happy to take this step, I want to enjoy it.

“I’m getting used to my new life: a new city, new team, but it’s been positive because when things start well on the pitch, it makes everything easier.

“I have felt valued. In the last few years, a lot of Spaniards have done important things here and that’s good for those of us to arrive most recently.”

Kepa is now off on international duty with Spain, where he serves as the country’s number two behind Manchester United ‘keeper David De Gea.

If the former Athletic Bilbao star can keep producing the goods for Chelsea FC then he might one day surpass De Gea to take his position at international level, not to mention help Maurizio Sarri’s men win some silverware in the near future.

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