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A journey to Spain’s capital is reportedly within the playing cards for Kepa Arrizabaraga.

Kepa is earmarked as Actual Madrid‘s first-selection goalkeeping goal, based on Marca’s Juan Ignacio Garcia-Ochoa. The Basque shot-stopper’s contract at Athletic Membership expires on the finish of the season, and he’ll be free to barter a pre-settlement starting in January.

Kepa apparently rejected a suggestion from Athletic that included an annual wage of €three million and a launch clause of €seventy five million.

Actual Madrid is reportedly unlikely to be deterred within the occasion Kepa indicators a contract renewal at Athletic. Since he is very conscious of their curiosity, it is going to be as much as the ‘keeper to withstand placing pen to paper till he is heard Los Blancos’ supply. The prospect of compensation is seemingly not dominated out.

The deal allegedly revolves round Florentino Perez, Actual Madrid’s president, capturing a Spanish ‘keeper. However Kepa’s arrival would not drive Keylor Navas to go away the Santiago Bernabeu, as the 2 shot-stoppers would reportedly battle it out for the No. 1 shirt, and the Costa Rican protector can be phased out as the top of his contract attracts nearer. Moreover, Los Blancos are apparently comfortable to evaluate his contract state of affairs, as a result of his angle and professionalism.

Kepa is believed to have earned the belief of supervisor Zinedine Zidane by way of Luis Llopis, Actual Madrid’s goalkeeping coach, who was as soon as employed by Los Leones and is recommending the ‘keeper.

Kepa took the pitch in Athletic’s first six video games of the La Liga season, holding a clear sheet within the first two.