Athletic Club have renewed the contract of young goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga which will take it to the year 2025.
Athletic tie down Kepa
In spite of the fact that the player was on the verge of joining LaLiga champions Real Madrid, with paperwork in place to make it official, in the end he has decided to put pen to paper with his boyhood club.
El Athletic Club y el jugador @kepa_46 han suscrito el acuerdo de renovación por el que el jugador permanecerá en la disciplina rojiblanca hasta el 30 de junio de 2025. La cláusula de rescisión será de 80 millones de euros. #athletic pic.twitter.com/KMzTbMoqz4— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) 22 January 2018
With expectations that interest in the promising goalkeeper will continue, the release clause has been increased to 80 million euros. Time will tell whether or not Real Madrid will turn their attention elsewhere now if indeed they want more competition for Keylor Navas.