Chelsea FC star admits he could leave for Real Madrid
Chelsea FC star Thibaut Courtois admits that he would strongly consider a move to Real Madrid if it was a real possibility
Chelsea FC goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he would strongly consider a transfer to Real Madrid if it was a true possibility, because of his family situation.
The Belgian shot-stopper is widely considered to be one of the world’s top goalkeepers and he has played a key role in Chelsea FC’s most recent two Premier League title triumphs.
The 25-year-old is currently in talks with Chelsea FC about the possibility of extending his contract at Stamford Bridge but it remains to be seen if he will commit to a new deal.
Courtois lived in the Spanish capital when playing for Atletico between 2011 and 2014 and his ex-girlfriend and two children still live there.
And the goalkeeper has now admitted that a possible move back to the Spanish capital could be very tempting for him for personal reasons.
Speaking in an interview with Belgian magazine Sport, Courtois said: “If Real is really interested, my personal situation could affect [it], yes.
“The family aspect, it is priceless. But I repeat to you that, for the moment, I’m busy talking to Chelsea to extend.
“My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid, it’s known. My two children live there with their mum. I have my daughter every day on Facetime. She often tells me that I miss her. My son is still too small to communicate like that.
“Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to make a return trip to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable.”
Courtois will be expecting to feature for Chelsea FC when the Blues take on West Bromwich Albion in front of their home fans in the Premier League on Monday night.
The Blues are aiming to bounce back to winning ways after the disappointment of their shock 4-1 loss to Watford on Monday night at Vicarage Road.