Thibaut Courtois reportedly informs Atletico Madrid that he’s made a verbal commitment to join Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has reportedly informed Atletico CEO, Gil Marin that he has come to an agreement with Real Madrid and has verbally committed to joining Los Blancos when his contract with Chelsea expires in June 2016.
According to José Ramón de la Morena of Spanish radio station, Cadena SER’s ‘El Larguero’ programme, Courtois will sign a written agreement after informally giving his verbal agreement to join the club in the summer of 2016.
The report goes on to say that Atletico Madrid made a bid to Chelsea to make the Belgian international’s three-year loan spell become a permanent arrangement, but that has been rejected by the English club, who are determined to keep the 21-year-old until 2016 or for top money.
Once Courtois’ contract expires, Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez will, likely, no longer be a part of the club, allowing the player to become the undisputed starter.
However, Courtois has continually expressed his love for Atletico Madrid and his desire to spend more of his career under the guidance of manager, Diego Simeone, who have helped the player become one of the best goalkeepers in the world at just 21 years of age, which brings the validity of a report that has him turning his back on the club and joining their cross-town rivals, into question.