Kepa Arrizabalaga has admitted Manchester United keeper David De Gea offered him some valuable tips prior to his arrival in the Premier League.
Kepa become the most expensive keeper when Chelsea splashed a staggering £72m to rope in the player from Athletic Bilbao. Following the departure of Thibaut Courtois who went on to join Real Madrid in the summer, the Blues hierarchy felt the need of a safe pair of hands and the 24 year old fitted the bill perfectly.
The Spanish international had been a revelation in the La Liga and also is a serious contender for the number one position in the Spanish national team. De Gea has been the preferred choice for the La Roja but the Chelsea keeper is pushing for a starting berth.
Kepa said, “Every player settles into a new league in different ways. David is a team-mate with the national team and we get on really well. When I signed for Chelsea, he gave me some advice, telling me a bit about how it was for him when he came here.
“Of course, he has been here for years now and is playing at a fantastic level.
“We were at the World Cup together and had a good chat about the differences between Spanish and English football.
“You need a little time, the usual sort of time it takes to get to know your team-mates and the league itself, but it’s all good generally, I’m very happy.”