Arrizabalaga discusses Real Madrid rumours

first_imgAthletico Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga revealed that he tried to not listen to the rumours that were linking in with a move to Real Madrid back in January as he was still recovering from injuryThe 23-year-old was rumoured to have been close to joining Real in the winter transfer window before agreeing on a seven-and-a-half-year contract at Bilbao with a reported release clause of €80m.During the time of the speculation surrounding Arrizabalaga’s future, he was also nursing a Metatarsal bone bruise that saw him miss seven of Bilbao’s fixtures in a near three-month layoff period and he insists that his main focus at the time was returning to full fitness.“In the end, when you’re injured and you have hubbub going on, well… I didn’t think about the long term. I was focused on recovering well to get back playing and focusing on my future. I didn’t think so far ahead, I had much more immediate things to worry about.” he told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Zinedine Zidane had publicly revealed his admiration for Arrizabalaga back in January, but then ruled out any move for the Spain international in favour of keeping Keylor Navas as his number one for the rest of the season.But for Arrizabalaga, the Frenchman’s comments were of little importance to him.“They’re the words of a coach who wasn’t my coach at the time. I tried to isolate myself from all the noise. It was a time when there weren’t LaLiga games and there weren’t many other signings either so it was in the press a lot. I tried not to think about everything they were saying,” he said.Arrizabalaga is Spain’s second-choice goalkeeper for the World Cup this summer behind Manchester United’s David de Gea.last_img