KEPA – the world’s most expensive goalkeeper – and Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic have both trained with the Chelsea first team.
The £71.6million stopper and the loaned midfielder both worked with new boss Maurizio Sarri ahead of their Premier League opener against Huddersfield.
Getty – Contributor Chelsea laid out over £71million for the goalkeeper
Getty – Contributor Kepa has the big task of replacing giant goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
But Blues boss Sarri admits Kepa is not as good as his predecessor at the moment, but can be in the future.
He said: “The Courtois situation was clear. He wanted to go to Madrid. So we lost maybe one of the most important goalkeepers in the world now.
“But we bought a young goalkeeper, I think one of the most important among young goalkeepers in Europe, so I’m really happy.”
Getty – Contributor The Real Madrid owned midfielder will to create in the Chelsea midfield
Getty – Contributor Mateo Kovacic is ready to show Chelsea what he can do – and his his thighs