Soccer transfer rumors have really no qualms for geographical boundaries, as Real Madrid is once again the center of transfer talks, linking the Spanish football club to Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois. It seems like the sudden shift of speculations pointed out Courtois as the primary target of Real Madrid in completing their aim to sign a Premier League goalkeeper.
This is not the first time that the Belgian professional footballer has been linked to a Spanish club, for in the past Courtois was able to play for Atlético Madrid as a loan player for the Spanish club. However, when asked about the possibility of permanently playing for a Spanish club like the rumored Real Madrid transfer, the 23-year-old goalkeeper has been indecisive about his future.
“I don’t say yes, I don’t say no. I don’t have the haziest idea: despite everything I have three years on my agreement. We should see what Chelsea need. The reality of the matter is that it [this season] has transformed me,” Courtois shared via ronaldocr7.
Daily Mail once reported that the Belgian goalkeeper is an alternative option for Real Madrid if Manchester United’s David De Gea ease out from the deal. However, with the current ESPN FC report, Madrid is said to have switched its focus to Thibaut Courtois, and thus dismissing the idea David De Gea playing for the club.
Though there is still no conclusion to this rumors, the report cited the Sun’s article that Santiago Bernabéu’s tenant would hopefully be the next club of Courtois.
It was stated that Courtois is now “top of the shopping list” at the Bernabeu because they have “given up” pursuing the goalkeeper of Man Utd without apparent reason. The same report also cited that the Belgian goalkeeper “enjoyed life in Spain more than the bustle of London.”
Hopefully, this transfer rumor would lead into something for the Madrid as their president Florentino Perez “is desperate to bring in a long-term replacement for Iker Casillas after the Spain legend left for Porto last summer,” as Chris Borg of ESPN FC highlighted.
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