Chelsea goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois might be on the verge of signing a new contract with Premier League side, Chelsea but he has made it clear that his heart is in Madrid and he will eventually return to Spain.
The Belgian goalkeeper is under contract with Chelsea until 2019 but with a rash of poor performances from the side, an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford this week and a 3-0 loss to Bournemouth the week before, it is perhaps understandable that he is dropping hints at a future beyond Chelsea.
Despite this, there are indications that Courtois will renew his contract regardless as his agents and the club are still said to be in negotiations.
“I am happy here and I can see we’re heading in the right direction, looking to win many more titles. The signs are positive. Their desire to also tie Eden Hazard down reassures me too,”
“It’s well known my personal situation is connected to the city of Madrid. My two children live there with their mother,” Courtois said.
“As a situation, it’s not always easy. My heart is in Madrid; it’s logical and understandable. One day I’ll return to Madrid. I love Spain, I loved that city, I spent three wonderful years there.
“If Real are interested, they have to contact Chelsea. We’ll see, but they have never done so. If they’re really interested, my personal situation could affect it. The family aspect is priceless. But I repeat, for the moment I’m busy talking to Chelsea to extend.”