Kepa believes Sarri’s style will suit him

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Kepa Arrizabalaga expects to have no trouble adjusting to playing under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

Arrizabalaga became the world’s costliest goalkeeper when he signed for £71m in a seven-year deal from Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

And the 23-year-old Spain international says Sarri’s preference for playing from the back and demanding good technical ability from his goalkeeper will pose no problem.

“I think I will be able to adapt,” Arrizabalaga said, speaking through a translator in his first news conference as a Chelsea player.

“I find his style very attractive. I had references from him from players like Pepe Reina [former Liverpool keeper], and very good references from other players too.

“Maurizio’s style is not unlike the style used in the national team where I have played for many years so I don’t think it will be a problem.

“I realise the game in England is different, but I have lot of friends playing in the English league and they have given me fantastic references about playing here and I am looking forward to it.”

Arrizabalaga, who replaces the outgoing Thibaut Courtois as the first-choice number one at Stamford Bridge, said the high fee was also not a concern.

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“It’s something I don’t think about,” he added. “I will just be myself, the same as I have always been. I will put everything I can into being here and I will put in everything I can.

“There will not be additional pressure. I am player who demands a lot of myself.

“This is an experience and all experiences make you better. I think it will make make me a better goalkeeper.

“I expect to achieve a great growth – personal growth and as a collective in the team. I hope we will win many titles and I hope that in seven years I can look back and be very proud of what I have achieved.”