Kepa: The reason why I rejected Real Madrid

Athletic keeper admits his connection to the Basque side was too strong for him to leave. The move was very close to completion in January with Kepa even undergoing a medical with the Whites.
“In order to play at the World Cup, I know I have to do well with my club, Athletic.

“Rejecting Madrid? It’s true that during the process, I decided to stay on the fringes. It was a time when I needed to think things through.

“It was a life decision, deciding which path to take in my career. I needed time to get together with my family and closest friends.

“In the end, I wanted to be sure and weigh everything up. Once it became clear, I made the decision I made by signing a contract for several years. I’m very happy about the path I’ve taken. I’ve signed on for seven more years.”