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Former Chelsea Player Reveals Why He Left: “The Project Was Not Right”

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga recently made a move to Real Madrid on a loan deal, but it could have been a different story.


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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga recently made a move to Real Madrid on a loan deal, but it could have been a different story.

The Spanish shot-stopper revealed in an interview with Marca that he had interest from Bayern Munich before joining the Spanish giants.

In the interview, Kepa mentioned that Mauricio Pochettino, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager, wanted him to stay at Chelsea and assured him of playing time.

It was a tempting offer, but Kepa believed that a change would be beneficial for him and decided to join Real Madrid.

Interestingly, Kepa also shared that his former manager at Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, reached out to him during the transfer window.

The two were close to reuniting in Munich, which was a reassuring sign for Kepa.

It showed that Tuchel, who initially didn’t play him much at Chelsea, had a genuine interest in having him on his team.

When asked about his decision to leave Chelsea, Kepa explained that he felt it was time for a change of scenery.

He didn’t believe that the current project at Chelsea was the right fit for him anymore.

However, everything changed when Real Madrid came calling.

The opportunity to join one of the most successful clubs in the world was too good to pass up, and the signing was quickly finalized.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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