Chelsea new signing Kepa Arrizabalaga has explained how Maurizio Sarri convinced him to sign for the Blues.
Kepa secured a £71m move to Stamford Bridge from Athletic Bilbao in a World-record deal for a goalkeeper displacing Liverpool Becker Alisson who was signed for £65m.
The young Spanish goalkeeper is expected to replace Thibaut Courtois as the club number one for the next few seasons ahead.
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Kepa is clearly happy to be at the club and was attracted by the move due to the presence of new manager Sarri.
Sarri impressed in his previous job at Napoli, and Kepa admits he’s heard good things about him and believes he’ll fit his style of play well.
‘I find his style and ideas very attractive,’ the ‘keeper is quoted in the Metro.
‘I have references on him from players like Pepe Reina and others.
‘On the other hand
Maurizio’s style is not unlike the style at
the Spanish national team, so I think I will be able to adapt.’
Chelsea will open their Premier League campaign against Huddersfield in the Kirklees Stadium ( John Smith Stadium) on Saturday.