Chelsea fans are preparing for their Champions League tie this week in the Football Transfer Tavern, but the Daily Star have some news that has diverted their attentions away.
The publication have claimed that on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed that his long-term future will be revealed soon – meaning that we will know one way or another if Chelsea will be keeping the Belgian star.
As one of our punters note, the one thing that we do know is the fact that Courtois will not be joining Real Madrid.
The former Genk stopper has made it clear that he will only consider a return to Chelsea or embrace another spell at Atletico Madrid, either on loan again or as a permanent switch.
Of course, one of the major obstacles in the way of Courtois landing the number one shirt at Chelsea is the fact that current number one Petr Cech has lost none of his presence and skills. Cech is also only 31, meaning that he is not exactly past it either!
Courtois himself claimed: “I’ll reveal my decision soon. I’ll let everyone know but for now I’m just focused on the games we have.”
Our landlord makes the point that having a challenge to Cech may well be a good thing and something that keeps the Czech Republic international on his toes!
Do you think that Chelsea will allow the stopper to leave or will he challenge Cech for the number one spot? Let us know your thoughts below.
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