Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's desire to land a Spanish goalkeeper at the club has never been a secret considering his chase for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Chelsea custodian Thibaut Courtois.
However, in the wake of the FIFA World Cup next year, Perez wants to ensure that Madrid sign a Spanish goalkeeper in the January transfer window and if reports are to be believed, Athletic Club's Kepa Arrizabalaga can be the answer to the Real Madrid president's wish.
Perez has tried to sign David De Gea from Manchester United multiple times but has failed in his pursuit of landing the Spanish number one. Los Blancos manager, Zinedine Zidane has since then went on record to state that the club are not looking to pursue De Gea anymore.
Marca report that Real Madrid could now turn their attention to Kepa who will most definitely be on the Spanish national team's roster to the FIFA World Cup in Russia at the end of this season. Having just turned 23, Kepa is touted to be an upcoming star and Real Madrid will definitely fancy to find a long term solution to their goalkeeping dilemma.
Although Real Madrid still have Kiko Casilla as their number two goalkeeper, he is not guaranteed the number one spot at Real Madrid which would make the Los Blancos to switch their strategy to sign Kepa instead.