Kepa Arrizabalaga has reiterated his desire to make a permanent transfer to Real Madrid from Chelsea but is uncertain about whether this wish will come true.
The Spanish goalkeeper made the decision to leave Chelsea during the summer transfer window after the club acquired his compatriot Robert Sanchez from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Kepa attracted interest from Bayern Munich, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, and were seeking goalkeeping cover for the injured Manuel Neuer.
However, an ACL injury to Thibaut Courtois prompted Real Madrid to enter the market for a new goalkeeper, and they succeeded in securing Kepa’s services.
Having initially joined Real Madrid on loan in August, Kepa expressed his hope that the move would become permanent in the summer of 2024.
Prior to Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Braga in the Champions League group stage, Kepa was asked about how he’s settled in at the Santiago Bernabeu and if there’s been any update on negotiations over a future transfer.NYSC Portal
“I’d say it has been a very positive two months,” Kepa began. “We’ve started the season well and it’s a long season, but we’re on the right path. So, I’d say it has been a positive start, but I know any grade for my performances this season will be given at the end of the campaign.
“I said it then and I still hope to stay. But, we haven’t spoken about that or negotiated anything yet. It’s only October and we’re focused on the busy schedule.”