Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois keen to remain at Atletico Madrid
Thibaut Courtois has been a huge hit in his two seasons at Atletico Madrid
On loan Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits he wants to remain at Atletico Madrid for ‘one more year’ before competing for the Blues’ No.1 jersey with Petr Cech.
Courtois moved to Stamford Bridge from Belgian side Genk in 2011 and was immediately shipped out on loan to the Spanish club, where the 21-year-old has been a huge hit, helping them to Europa League glory last season before lifting the Copa del Rey this term.
And with Chelsea set to release back-up stoppers Ross Turnbull and Hilario this summer, the Blues could be ready to recall Courtois to offer strong competition to 31-year-old Cech.
But Courtois told fans on Twitter he would like to extend his stay at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
‘Thank you very much to all athletic for this season! Your support in every game has been incredible,’ he wrote.
‘I want to stay here one more year to continue sharing joy with you!’
The Belgian international has previously admitted his future at Chelsea is in doubt, with question marks still surrounding the identity of the Blues’ new manager.
But having paid £5m for a young goalkeeper with such potential, it remains unlikely the club would want to let Courtois depart on a permanent basis.