Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ future has been the subject of intense speculation over recent months, with the 25-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge expiring at the end of next season.
The Belgian international has admitted recently that due to his family situation, he would find it difficult to turn down a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Courtois played in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Barcelona last night and speaking to Cadena COPE afterwards, he revealed that he would be open to listening to an offer to move to the Bernabeu, when he said:
“I’m not clear about my future. What I said about my my heart being in Madrid was misinterpreted, although I have two children in Spain, in Madrid, and that is not easy.
“I have one year left on my contract and I am happy and talking to renew [my contract]. Chelsea have taken a chance on me since the first moment and that is not forgotten. I do not think that [Real Madrid president] Florentino Perez [will] call me, he will call my representative and I will listen to him.”
Courtois spent three seasons on loan from Chelsea in the Spanish capital playing for Real’s city rivals Atletico earlier in his career.
With Los Blancos president Florentino Perez looking to replace his club’s current number one Keylor Navas this summer, it’s starting to look increasingly likely that Courtois will end up lining up between the sticks at the Bernabeu next season.