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Kepa (23) on his way to Real Madrid

“Let the competition come,” says Keylor Navas for a few years. That is on the way. Name: Kepa Arrizabalaga.

According to the Spanish press, it is already a foregone conclusion that Kepa Arrizabalaga in January draw with Real Madrid. © belgaimage

For years, his name is on all lists: Kepa Arrizabalaga. “The future of Athletic Bilbao, calls him invariably. The 23-year-old goalkeeper comes from the Basque coastal town of Ondárroa, where Athletic him eliminated when he was ten. He passed through all youth categories. He did that with the national team, which he this fall debuted. Without accidents he is next summer at the world cup as the third goalkeeper behind David de Gea and Pepe Reina. Now he has become a guy of 1.89 metres.

Juventus and Arsenal probed once already, but it seems there are many on that path towards Real Madrid. In January already? You can do that.

Kepa, now in its second season as a holder for the Basques, refuses, indeed, his contract, that runs until June 2018, to extend. From 1 January he is free to negotiate. As Real to him directly, to the 20 million lay on the table, in the other case he is this summer for free.

In the waarderingsklassementen of La Liga scores, he is not super high. That’s because Athletic to a moderate season is in progress. Recently he held the zero against Real, it was his fourth clean sheet this season. Kepa is a good shot stopper, dares his purpose to come and panics if he has to meevoetballen. To his disadvantage speaks to his lack of experience.

Keylor Navas, the current number one, pulls himself meanwhile few of the rumors. He enjoys the trust and confidence of Zidane, who is not forgotten is how to Navas in the first months of the Frenchman as head coach a leaky defence up loved.

Costa Rican, since his arrival in 2014 was confronted with rumors about strengthening. The Gea was almost a time at the end of August 2015, the papers were but a half-hour too late. Also Gianluigi Donnarumma and Thibaut Courtois will be arranged at the Royal linked. “I fight everyone,” said Navas last week during the world cup for clubs. “If they are 20 times throw at training, I will that 25 times and when they are 30 exercises to finish, I 50. ‘

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