Thibaut Courtois was forced to take down comments after fans reacted furiously to his “Chelsea farewell” comment on Instagram.
The Belgian shot-stopper who won the Golden Glove for his numerous flying saves at the World Cup in Russia for Belgium, has completed a last hour move to join La Liga giants Real Madrid.
His departure has reportedly caused an upset among fans who are unhappy with his decision to leave the club, albeit the fact that the 26-year-old favoured his move to Real Madrid because of his family.
His move away from Chelsea paved way for newboy Kepa Arrizabalaga from Atletic Bilbao.
The 6ft 2 towering guard was signing for a smashing world-record fee of 71 million pounds, surpassing the 66.8 million pounds Liverpool paid for Alisson Becker.
The 23-year-old is expected to feature in the Blues opener against Huddersfield this weekend.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been highly praised in his native Spain and recorded impressive performances at Bilbao in his two-year stint at the Basque oufit.
Veteran defender John Terry hopes he can eclipse the records set by former Chelsea shot-stoppers Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois.
Terry welcomed the youngster to the club in a post on Thursday morning: “Good luck Thibaut Courtois in your new chapter at Real Madrid. A great man and for me the best keeper in the world.
“We welcome Kepa Arrizabalaga to our club and hope he can be as successful as you and Petr Cech.”
Courtois was part of a deal that saw midfielder Mateo Kovacic join the Blues this summer on a season-long loan deal.