Kepa Arrizabalaga, who won the title of the most expensive goalkeeper in the world with a transfer price of 80 million euros, is among the names that aroused an impact in the football world. Athletic Bilbao’s infrastructure Kepa Arrizabalaga, in the summer of 2018 transfer from Rome to Liverpool for 75 million euros in the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Allison’s soon took the title. He is a 23-year-old player who went from Bilbao to Chelsea for 80 million euros.
Born in 1994, Kepa Arrizabalaga is 1.89 m tall. She was born in Ondarroa, Basque Country, and Spain. Athletic Bilbao’s tradition of not transferring and playing any non-Basque player has been going on for years. Kepa is a Spanish citizen of Basque origin and came to Bilbao in 2012 from Basconia, which is the infrastructure of Athletic Bilbao.
Kepa, who played 7 games in the second team of Athletic Bilbao that played in a sub league in Spain that year, took over the castle completely at the age of 19 and completed the season with 26 games. In 2013, Spain became the European Champion with the U-19 National Team. Kepa Arrizabalaga, who went on a loan to Ponferredina in LA Liga 2, a sub-league of Spain in the period of 2015, kept the castle in 20 games and managed not to score in 9 games.
The following year, he went to Valladolid, one of the LA Liga 2 teams, for rent and retained the goal in 40 games throughout the season. He did not score in 12 games and stepped up to the Athletic Bilbao A Team.
In 2016, Bilbao, already suffering from a shortage of goalkeeper, handed over the castle to the young Kepa Arrizabalaga. Young goalkeeper who played in 23 matches, Bilbao played an important role in finishing the league 7.
The 2017/2018 season wasn’t good for Athletic Bilbao, but not bad for Kepa. Bilbao, 16 in the season close to the enemy line, Kepa 30 league match, eating 43 goals and 7 goals in the castle was closed. At the end of the season, he was called to the 2018 World Cup squad of Spain National Team and waited behind David De Gea and Pepe Reina. He was on the squad of all the matches but never played.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has never played for Spain A National Team in any official match, played 90 minutes in a friendly match with Costa Rica on 11 November 2017 and played his first and only match in Spain A National Team. He played 2 games for Spain U-18, 6 for Spain U-19 and 22 for Spain U-21. The 23-year-old goalkeeper, who transferred from England Premier League teams to Chelsea for 80 million euros in the summer of 2018, is currently the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.