Who is Kepa? The €80m Chelsea transfer target set to replace Courtois

Real Madrid Star's 'Come And Get Me' Plea To Premier League Giants

Just an hour or so after Thibaut Courtois had faced the cameras in Madrid, the world's most expensive goalkeeper Kepa was presented to the English media.

Courtois had stayed away from Chelsea's training ground this week as he tried to force through a move.

Last season, the club reportedly also tried to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Spain global who has joined Chelsea as Courtois' replacement.

That upset Chelsea supporters, who left negative replies on an Instagram post from Courtois on Wednesday evening which included his goodbye to the club.

Navas has helped Madrid win three consecutive Champions League titles as well La Liga in 2017, but though his long-term future has often been in doubt, the Costa Rica No. 1 said he had no interest in a transfer.

But it might not have happened had it not been for former Liverpool and Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who Kepa has cited as the reason that he chose to join Chelsea. "Mine was because of Iker Casillas, who at his [young] age faced a challenge as great as being Madrid goalkeeper". I am a player who demands a lot from myself.

Real Madrid Star's 'Come And Get Me' Plea To Premier League Giants
Thibaut Courtois To Join Real Madrid After Chelsea Agrees Transfer

And the 23-year-old revealed that his fellow Spaniards provided him with some rave reviews of life at Chelsea, convincing him to make the move.

"I've met Keylor, we've had a little chat", Courtois said in a news conference at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Kovacic could thrive and return to Real Madrid as a better player, while Loftus-Cheek could suffer with his first team opportunities limited.

They then managed to secure a loan deal for Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid, with Courtois heading in the other direction. "I am excited to play with him (Jorginho) and I think we will enjoy ourselves together on the pitch", he added.

But the club has been linked with a new goalkeeper in most recent transfer windows, and tried to sign David De Gea from Manchester United in 2015 only to miss the deadline.

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