The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are placing a lot of emphasis on the month of February, as it could prove to be crucial in the context of their side’s season. Indeed, it’s already having a massive impact – with back-to-back losses against Watford and Bournemouth raising concern amongst our resident Blues.
There is more to come, though, especially with a home leg against Barcelona occurring this month in the Champions League. Indeed, with a handful of other fixtures thrown in too, Chelsea’s campaign could well be riding on the month of February.
However, it’s looking to be important for more reasons than just matters on the field. Indeed, according to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, it’s also going to the site of some key talks. Terreur reports that Thibaut Courtois is set to hold talks with the club regarding the prospect of a new deal.
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) February 8, 2018
Securing Courtois’ long-term future at Chelsea is absolutely essential. The Belgian has taken over the mantle from Petr Cech seamlessly, providing consistent and impressive goalkeeping every single time he plays. Taking over from the Chelsea legend wasn’t going to be easy, but he has passed the task with flying colours.
His current deal expires in 2019, and so this is a very real and very important topic for the Blues. In less than a year, the Belgian would be able to negotiate a free transfer away from the club – and so Chelsea simply must work to avoid any chance of that happening.
It doesn’t get much bigger than this. Talks are needed, and they are needed fast.
Courtois is one of Europe’s best shot-stoppers, and Chelsea are very lucky to have him. He’ll likely demand a massive wage hike, but he’ll deserve every penny.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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