12 Oct Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga eager on future return to Athletic Club
The Spanish shot-stopper is excited to return into the club he started his career and just left with an extremely heavy heart
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga asserts he would love to return to Athletic Club a day but is not certain if or how such a movement may occur.
The Spain global left the club 2018 to join Chelsea, that ended a 14-year spell with all the side that he joined the youth positions of at age nine.
Kepa, 25, controlled a listing transfer fee for a goalkeeper in the moment, and has since become first choice goalkeeper for both Chelsea and Spain, but admits a yield into the Rojiblancos is a potential.
“Obviously I’d love to go back to Athletic,” Kepa told Spanish football series El Chiringuito.
“I do not understand when or what or how, but playing Athletic obviously I would prefer that. I have good memories”
The Chelsea stopper also represented on the significant speculation which watched him come close to joining Real Madrid in January 2018.
Kepa finally re-signed using Bilbao in that window with the intent of staying in the bar, before leaving to Chelsea the subsequent summer.
“For many months my grandmother watched more of me at the papers than from the flesh,” he explained.
“There was lots of talk . I was hurt for some time so it was not a fantastic moment for me personally. My contract was due to expire and from January onwards I managed to begin speaking to other clubs.
“I could not see myself linking [another] club. I ended up renewing my contract with the concept of remaining, but six months after I left. This was the sole contraction”
Besides a stunning confrontation with Maurizio Sarri past year, Kepa has functioned nicely in Stamford Bridge and played a important role in Chelsea’s Europa League success last year.
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The Spanish shot-stopper was endorsed to keep on shining with all the Blues for a while to come if he could keep advancing.
“At 25, Kepa is quite youthful in goalkeeping terms,” Mark Schwarzer lately told The Sport .
“He’s quite a ways to go. He is there for another 15 years readily – if he remains fit and has been better and better”