OFFICIAL: Thibaut Courtois signs for Real Madrid

Los Blancos signed the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper on a six year deal

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Real Madrid reached a deal with Chelsea for around 35 million euros to sign Thibaut Courtois, who will sign a six year deal.

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“Real Madrid C.F. and Chelsea F.C. have agreed the transfer of Thibaut Courtois, who has signed for the club for the next six seasons,” said Madrid in a statement.

“After the medical that will take place tomorrow, Thursday 9 August, the player will be presented at 1pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

“Subsequently, Courtois will go out on the pitch at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time wearing the Real Madrid C.F. jersey and will speak to the media in the press room.”

Courtois played for Atletico between 2011-2014 on loan from Chelsea before moving back to Stamford Bridge and becoming first choice there, forcing legend Petr Cech out of the squad.

“The Golden Glove from the last World Cup signs for the Champions League champions after his impressive performance in Russia,” added Madrid in a statement.

“His saves were decisive as Belgium finished in a historical third position which saw him chosen as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

“At 26 years of age, Courtois has already gain extensive experience in European football. He has won the league in Spain, England and Belgium and stands tall at almost two meters high (1.99m) and his ability between the sticks. He came through the youth categories at Genk, he made his debut with the first team in the 2008/09 season and settled there for two seasons.

“In 2010/11, the last one that he played in Belgian football, he was a key player in the winning of the league and voted goalkeeper of the year.”


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