Transfer News UPDATE: Real Madrid Unveil New Signing From Chelsea

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UPDATE: Monday, August 14 at 8:35 pm

REAL MADRID unveiled Kepa Arrizabalaga as their newest signing this Monday, August 14.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper will replace the injured Thibaut Courtois who is due to undergo surgery and could be out for the season.

Los Blancos announced the arrival of the 28-year-old Spanish international in an official statement that read: ‘Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed on the loan of the player Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is linked to the club this season, until June 30, 2024’.

Chelsea meanwhile wrapped up the signing today of 21-year-old Moises Caicedo from Brighton for a British transfer record of £115 million.


Saturday, August 12 at 7:07 pm

A verbal agreement has reportedly been reached between Real Madrid and Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga over a loan move to the La Liga giants.

Carlo Ancelotti was left without his first-choice keeper yesterday after the Belgian international Thibaut Courtois suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on his knee which could keep him out for most of the season.

There had been talk of Madrid contacting David de Gea, who is out of work after quitting Manchester United. According to the respected football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, this has all changed.

He tweeted just a few minutes ago: ‘Kepa to Real Madrid, here we go! Loan deal verbally agreed between Real and Chelsea, no obligation/permanent move for Spanish GK  #RealMadrid Kepa immediately said yes to Real after talks with Bayern over the last 3/4 days. He already said goodbye, ready to travel’.

It is thought that Sevilla’s Bono had also been approached

Madrid had also allegedly been in touch with Sevilla over the availability of their Moroccan international keeper Yassine ‘Bono’ Bounou. According to ESPN, that deal came to nothing due to the Andalucian club’s financial requirements for the player.

Ancelotti has 24-year-old Andriy Lunin as a reserve keeper at the Bernabeu but it would appear that the Spanish club’s frantic hunt for a replacement for Courtois displays a lack of belief in the Ukrainian.

Arrizabalaga was resigned to warming the bench this season after Mauricio Pochettino brought in Brighton’s Robert Sánchez just last week.

Several Chelsea stars have signed for clubs in Saudi Arabia

Chelsea’s other goalkeeper, the Senegal international, Edouardo Mendy, has already left Stamford Bridge to join the string of former Chelsea stars to be tempted by lucrative offers from the Saudi Pro League this summer.

Bayern Munich reportedly approached 28-year-old Kepa earlier this week, but it seems he prefers to play his football as No 1 in Madrid instead.

The German outfit today announced the signing of England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham after a protracted transfer saga that had dragged on for some time.

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Chris King

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    • Suega Jacob Aondofa

      12 August 2023 • 19:31

      Good luck 🍀🤞 I wish him

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