Real Madrid close to finally landing talented Spanish goalkeeper

Real Madrid are close to completing the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Atletico Bilbao.

The player has failed to reach an agreement with Athletic Club over a new contract and is excepted to leave in January.

Arrizabalaga has £17.85m release clause which Los Blancos are set to activate.

Contract dispute

Bilbao have been locked in contract talks with Arrizabalaga for almost a year now.

The player has so far knocked back all offers made to him by the club.

The Basque Country are understood to have lost patience with the player and believe that he will leave the club.

Release clause

The player currently has a release clause of £17.85m, according to reports.

This has meant that Madrid will not wait until the summer when he out of contract.

Instead, Los Blancos intend to pay his release clause in the January transfer window.


The 23-year-old shot-stopper is considered to be one of the best up-and-coming goalkeepers in the world.

At his young age, he has already appeared for the Spanish national team, despite such strong competition for the jersey.

Arrizabalaga has made 12 La Liga appearances this season, keeping three clean sheets.

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