The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are resigning themselves to the fact that they could be losing their number one goalkeeper in the summer.
Thibaut Courtois hasn’t seemed the same goalkeeper in recent months, alongside the rest of the Chelsea team who have all lost their way since the start of the year. Our regulars are talking about the latest reports breaking over comments made by Chelsea’s number one, in an interview he’s claimed that his heart is still in Madrid, due to his family still being there.
Well, for the Blues in our bar, they’re happy to send him straight back there!
All of this has further fuelled speculation over a summer move to Real Madrid as they seek a new shot-stopper, as it seems their pursuit of long-term target David De Gea is ending due to a possible new contract with Man United.
If that happens, Antonio Conte will be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper to take into next season, and our landlord takes a look at two possible replacements…