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Chelsea signing Kepa: I've joined to win titles; I've great references

Chelsea signing Kepa Arrizabalaga says he's joined to win trophies.

The 23-year-old joined from Athletic Bilbao for £72million on Wednesday after Chelsea met his 80m euros buyout clause. Kepa could make his debut in Saturday's Premier League clash at Huddersfield.

Kepa told Chelsea's official app, The 5th Stand, "All clubs need to fight to win titles and what all players want is to win. So what I would like is to win more titles for the club.

"This is what I aspire to do. I would like to be remembered at this club when I leave years down the line as a goalkeeper that has helped the club win a lot of titles and gone down in history in that way."

Kepa spoke to compatriots Cesar Azpilicueta, Alvaro Morata and Pedro about life at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "I had excellent references from them about the club, knowing them and being able to talk to them has been a great support for me over the last few days.

"And then of course there are many great players here, like N'Golo Kante, (Eden) Hazard, (Olivier) Giroud. It's a squad full of fantastic players.

"We have a very exciting season ahead of us, so let's go for it."

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