Transfer Rumors,Lies and Hopes and Wishes
The defending Spanish champions are confident the transfer will be secured in the coming days with a key part of the process now complete.
As MARCA understand, as do OKDiario, the Spanish shot-stopper was in the capital on Thursday to partake in medical tests with the club.
These tests took place at the Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja in Sanchinarro; the goalkeeper managing to arrive at the hospital without drawing any media attention.
Everything points towards Real Madrid paying the 20 million euro buy-out clause, despite previous suggestions that a higher bid would be made to keep relations between the clubs cordial.
Los Rojiblancos refused to negotiate over the player, hence why Real Madrid have been forced to go through the stipulated fee route.
Whilst the transfer saga continues, Kepa remains on the sidelines with the Basque club, he hasn't been training with the first team as he recovers from injury.
The fact that Kepa has undergone medical tests in Madrid will not go down well with Athletic Club's hierarchy, president Josu Urrutia already has a frosty relationship with Florentino Perez and the fact one of his under contract players has been in the capital is likely to stoke tensions further.
Last edited by Karim Benzema; January 5th, 2018 at 04:05.