He has only made five Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season, but Kepa Arrizabalaga is still the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.
The Spaniard joined the Blues for £ 71.6 million in the summer of 2018, breaking the record set by Alisson’s £ 68.8 million transfer to Liverpool a few weeks earlier.
Since then, the two goalkeepers have experienced mixed fortunes. While Alisson has won the Champions League and the Premier League with the Reds, Kepa has only one Europa League winner’s medal to his name from his time with the Blues.
Kepa now plays alongside Edouard Mendy at Stamford Bridge, and was in a training accident with Antonio Rudiger last month.
However, new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel insists Kepa has a future in west London, stating in February: “The circumstances of his move may be a little on his shoulders.
“The good thing for him is that this is a new start for him because I have no history with him. It’s a special job. If you’re wrong, everyone sees it and talks about it. It takes a lot of mental. Strength and quality. ”
The same month, Kepa said: “Three months ago things were tough. It was a complicated year for a variety of reasons. But I never thought about leaving Chelsea.
“I haven’t had any problems with Frank Lampard. It’s true that I haven’t given the best version of myself or played as I wanted. But we have never had problems. I hope to change things and I depend on my family… on people. Reliable, above all else. ”
In fairness to Kepa, he has not conceded a goal in his last five appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.
A Reddit user has now compiled a top 10 of the most expensive goalkeepers in the world.
Third is Gianluigi Buffon’s £ 45m transfer from Parma to Juventus in 2001, with some big names making up the rest of the list. The debate over which club has the best value for money remains open.