Why Thibaut Courtois' rumoured move to Real Madrid makes sense
Real Madrid have always on the lookout for a goalkeeper since Iker Casillas left the club. Every transfer window is rife with rumours about them moving for a world-class goalkeeper, even though Keylor Navas has done pretty well since becoming the first choice at the club.
Of all the keepers out there, David de Gea has been the most linked. Nonetheless, De Gea is at United and looks likely to stay there. Real, on their part, have increasingly turned their attention to Chelsea's big Belgian shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois.
Here we highlight 3 reasons as to why the move makes sense in both footballing and personal terms.
#3 Courtois has arguably reached the pinnacle of his career at Chelsea
Courtois has already won two league titles with Chelsea and has been their rock at the back since displacing Petr Cech. He wants to go the next step and win the Champions League. While Chelsea are a club well capable of challenging for the Champions League, they are still some way behind the continent's best.
Real Madrid have won the Champions League back to back in the last two seasons and very few people bet against them being front-runners to be champions of Europe every season.
Courtois has been a faithful servant of Chelsea and has enjoyed success with the Londoners. But to go to the next level and start challenging to win the Champions League and not just aim for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be what Courtois will be looking at, with Real Madrid providing the perfect platform for him to take that next step in his career.