Thibaut Courtois was one of the most sought-after goalies during the winter transfer market as Real Madrid, Juventus and Atletico Madrid were all linked with a move for the Belgian international, according to reports.
Though Madrid are going to reignite their interest in the goalkeeper’s signature when the summer transfer window begins, Courtois insisted that his immediate future lies with Chelsea, and he is in talks with the West London club for a new contract extension.
According to the Belgian whose family are in Spain, while revealing his plan to Belgian magazine Sport, said his family including his two children are very important and priceless to him and he can’t wait to see them soon, but his representative is in discussions with Chelsea’s hierarchy over the possibility of extending his stay at the Stamford Bridge.
He also spoke on the rumours linking him to Real Madrid. He told reporters that the Galacticos will make an official approach to Chelsea if they are ready to acquire his services in the summer.
The player still has a contract with the Premier League Champions which runs till 2019, and he could renew the contract before the start of next season.
Despite admitting that his heart belongs to the Blues, Courtois didn’t rule out a possible return to Madrid in the future. It should be recalled that the goalie spent some years playing for Atletico Madrid where he developed to become one of the finest goalkeepers in the world.
Courtois is valued at 50,00 Mill. € according transfermarkt.