Chelsea have signed Athletic Bilbao shot stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record fee of £71m for a goalkeeper.
Kepa joins Chelsea after the club met his release clause to come and replace Belgium’s number one, Thibaut Courtois, who is set to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old has signed a seven-year contract with the Blues and eventually becomes their most expensive player after Alvaro Morata, who arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer for £60m from Real Madrid.
The £71m price tag officially makes the Spaniard the most expensive goalkeeper, beating the £66.8m fee Liverpool paid AS Roma for Brazil’s Alisson Becker in July.
"So many things attracted me to the club - all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League," Kepa said.
"It's an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well."
Kepa was on the verge of joining Real Madrid in January for about £17.8m before signing a new long-term deal with Bilbao until 2025.
He spent the last two seasons as Athletic Bilbao’s number one, making 53 appearances and only one for Spain.