>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa: Am I worried about my £72M price-tag...?

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga insists he can handle his world record price-tag.

The former Athletic Bilbao No1 became the most expensive goalkeeper in the world when he moved to Stamford Bridge for a hefty £72million fee to replace Thibaut Courtois after his defection to Real Madrid in the summer.

Kepa told AS: "No, I am not worried about my price. I just focus on my own game.

"It is a price that is that because the market is like that. Higher and higher figures are being paid and I see it as a consequence of the market."

He has kept two clean sheets from Chelsea's opening four league games and has credited two of his compatriots for helping him to hit the ground running.

"It is important that there were team-mates in the team that I already knew before," Kepa added.

"Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata, people like that. With their help it has made it easier because entering a dressing room where you already know people has helped me to make a fast start."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?