Courtois: ‘I want to move to Spain’

Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he wants to return to Spain in the future.

The Chelsea goalkeeper has just 18 months remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and has so far not agreed a new deal.

Reports have suggested that Courtois is one of a number of targets for reigning European Champions Real Madrid, along with Man Utd’s David de Gea and Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.



Courtois’ family, including his children, currently live in the Spanish capital, and speaking to La Sexta, Courtois admitted that while he is happy at Chelsea, he is also attracted by a move to Spain:

“Everybody knows that due to my personal situation, Spain attracts me.

“If it is not now, it will be in some years. I’m calm.

“I’m happy at Chelsea. I just want to wait [over contract talks] because now there are many games and I prefer to have my head focused on that.”

The Belgian has of course already spent time in Spain, spending three years on loan at Atletico Madrid before finally dethroning Petr Cech to become Chelsea’s number one.

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