The future of a player who is strangely regarded as one of the finest young players in England but is yet to make his Premier League debut is the major topic of debate in the Football Transfer Tavern this morning.
Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois has spent the last three years on-loan with Spanish high-flyers Atletico Madrid and has emerged as one the best goalkeepers after some exceptional displays for the La Liga outfit.
The discussion began after James Dickenson from The Express arrived in the bar to explain that Jose Mourinho wants to sign him up on a long-term deal and could let him return to Atletico for another season to help seal the deal.
The 21-year-old Belgian international, who joined the Blues from Genk in 2011, is thought to be seeking regular football and with Petr Cech in his way at Stamford Bridge it is unlikely that he’ll get his chance next season.
His current contract expires in the summer of 2016 but Mourinho is proposing another extension to ensure that it paves the way to a long-term future with Chelsea for Courtois.
Dickenson claims that if the keeper decides not to sign a new contract then Jose could force him to stay as reserve keeper at Stamford Bridge or sell him for a host of prospective suitors.
We reckon that another spell with Atletico could be productive for all sides especially if he does accept an improved contract with Mourinho’s side.
Do you think Jose is right to tie down the young Belgian on a longer term deal? Let us know your thoughts below.
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