Real Madrid excited by Courtois’ desire to return to the Spanish capitalJuly 9, 2018
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois has kept his options open ahead of reported interest from Real Madrid this summer.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is looking at a number of options to replace current number one Keylor Navas, and is keen on the former Atletico Madrid keeper as a back-up to long term target David De Gea of Manchester United, should interest fail in the Spanish number one.
Matched with interest; it is also reported that Juventus and Atleti are keen on Belgian Courtois – with the latter wanting to bring him back to the club if Jan Oblak is chosen by Perez as a target.
The 25 year old was vocal last summer about his desire for a new contract with the London side but has been unable to reach an agreement, and it is now reported that he is eyeing a move back to Madrid with Real – holding off those talks in the process.
“Roberto Martinez? People in England know him very well, he’s a very attacking Coach, he likes to defend with possession,” the Chelsea goalkeeper, who is preparing for Belgium’s semi-final against France, told Onda Cera.
“In the match against Brazil, our defensive system changed and they didn’t expect it. It’s given us a feeling of union.
“Now we’re one, only one team, with a well-defined attack and the same at the back. My future? I’m not thinking about anything right now that isn’t the World Cup.
“This World Cup can mark our generation and we must be totally focused. After the World Cup, in around eight or nine days, I’ll decide what’s best for me. I’ll talk later.”
The Belgian’s two children live in Spain’s capital and he has opened up about desire to eventually move back to the city.
Whilst Navas has been impressing at the Santiago Bernabeu this season, it is expected that Perez will make a number of changes to the personnel at the club next summer.
The likes of Gareth Bale and even, Cristiano Ronaldo are also being linked with moves away.