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Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on Monday signed a new extention contract to keep him at San Mames and end the speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
The Basque club announced in a statement that Kepa had agreed a new seven-year deal to run until June 2025.
The 23-year-old Spain international’s contract includes an 80 million-euro buyout clause, hiked up enormously from the previous 20 million euros.
His existing deal had been due to expire at the end of the current campaign and it was thought that Real might move to sign him this month.
It had even been announced a fortnight ago that Kepa had passed a medical at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denied that an immediate move was in the pipeline, saying: “I don’t need a goalkeeper. But if there are any changes in June, if we sit down and talk, maybe we will sign someone.”