2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner, Thibaut Courtois has stated that he feels happy at Chelsea, adding that he doesn’t necessarily want to leave the 2018 FA Cup winners amidst interest from Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
Courtois was named the best goalkeeper at the World Cup after a stunning tournament for Belgium and has been heavily linked with an exit from Chelsea over the past year, with the Belgian thought to be interested in returning to Spain – where his daughter lives as Real Madrid are looking to sign a goalkeeper this summer and have made Courtois their number one target.
However, the shot stopper, who like Hazard, had a very good World Cup for Belgium reportedly claimed that he has proven at this year’s World Cup that he is worth a lot more than the £200,000-a-week contract that Chelsea offered him earlier
The 26-year-old has 12 months left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, but he has stalled when it comes to committing himself to the club. He will have now upset Chelsea more by implying that they would need to increase that offer substantially before he even considers putting pen to paper.
When asked about his future at Chelsea, Courtois replied:
“I will go back and I will see what they want and how they say it. Obviously, with this World Cup, I think what was on the table is different than what I can have. In this World Cup, I have ignored all the speculation, all the rumours. But now, in the next few days, I will have a chat with my agent and see what Chelsea told him, and then we will talk. But I feel happy at Chelsea, it’s not that I necessarily want to leave.”
Chelsea might likely be tempted to cash in on the 26-year-old, who has made over 150 appearances for the club and could possibly replace him with Brazil and Roma keeper Alisson.
The Belgian international has won two Premier League titles in four seasons with Chelsea, after returning from a three-year loan at Atletico Madrid.