Chelsea’s new keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga not bothered about record transfer fee

Chelsea’s club-record signing, Kepa Arrizabalaga, insisted his £71.5 million price tag is not on his mind as he was unveiled on Thursday.

Kepa became the most expensive goalkeeper when Chelsea decided to meet the buyout clause in his contract with Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, eclipsing the £56m that Liverpool paid Roma for Alisson last month.

The Spanish stopper is adamant that the figure will not enter his thinking at Chelsea.

“In terms of the price, it’s something I don’t think about,” Kepa said through a translator. “I’m just going to be myself and try to give my best.

“It’s not in my mind. Chelsea has made a great bet in taking me. I’m really happy to be here and I’ll put everything in to repay the trust in me.

“I don’t think there will be additional pressure [from the price tag]. The only pressure I experience is the pressure I put on myself. I demand a lot from myself so I’ll just try to give everything I can to the team.”

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