‘I want to be Chelsea legend’ new signing Kepa sends big announcement after record breaking deal
New Chelsea signing Kepa Arrizabalaga has admitted he wants to become a legend at Stamford Bridge and win multiple trophies with the club.
The highly-rated 23-year old Spanish star was part of a world record £71 million move to Stamford Bridge after the Blues were forced to let Thibaut Courtois pack his bags and depart the club.
It is no secret the Belgian did all he possibly could to get a move to Spain, and even had his agent publicly telling the Blues to let the stopper leave the club and be reunited with his family in Madrid.
The young man only has one Spanish cap to his name but is already showing great potential, as he has become renowned for his ball-playing ability and a fantastically gifted shot-stopper.
And after signing his mega money seven-year contract at the club, he has admitted he hopes to develop and become a real Blues legend.
He told the official website: ‘I’d 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.
‘All clubs need to fight to win titles and 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.
‘On a personal level I’d like to be remembered as someone who got on with everyone. A likeable person who people enjoyed having around.’
Kepa has big boots to fill as he will be replacing a player who helped the Blues to two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup.
Courtois is regarded as one of the best in world football and losing his services will be a massive loss to Maurizio Sarri, so many will not be hoping that Kepa steps up and takes the Premier League by storm as it will be a big step up from his days at Athletic Bilbao.