Cape Town - Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has
welcomed the possibility of making a return to former club Athletic Bilbao at
some point in his career.
Spain international Kepa came through the youth set-up with
Bilbao before completing his reported €80million move to Chelsea during the
summer of 2018 – a transfer fee that made him the most expensive goalkeeper of
The 25-year-old has made 44 Premier League appearances
during his time with Chelsea and he seemingly has no plans to leave the club
anytime soon, with his current contract at Stamford Bridge not set to expire
until the summer of 2025.
However, the former Valladolid loanee has not ruled out a
return to hometown club Bilbao later in his career, admitting he will always
have a great affinity with the team where he started his career.
Speaking to El Chiringuito TV, Kepa said: "Of course I
would like to return to Athletic.
"I don't know when or how or what but playing at
Athletic obviously I'd like that. I have great memories."
Kepa is currently away with Spain on international duty and
he will be hopeful of adding to his seven caps when La Roja face Norway and
Sweden in potentially crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers over the coming days.
- TeamTalk Media