Thibaut Courtois wants to leave Chelsea for permanent move to Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid’s on-loan goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has stated that he wants to permanently leave his parent club Chelsea.
According to Atletico’s chief executive Gil Marin, the Belgian international wants to cut all his ties with the Stamford Bridge outfit and has admitted his desire to stay in Spain.
The news comes after 24 hours of Atletico’s 4-1 defeat against city rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.
Courtois, who is on his third successive loan spell at Atletico from Chelsea, has steadily grown fond of the Spanish capital city and the club supporters. Courtois was signed by Chelsea from Genk in 2011 but never featured in their colours.
Marin has also stated that Courtois revealed his intentions prior to the final of the Champions League.
“Courtois wants to stay and he’s told the directors that,” said Marin.
"But it all depends on him and Chelsea have an injured goalkeeper,” he added.
Courtois’s future plans will certainly have Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho worried. The Portuguese has been lining up the 22-year-old as a permanent replacement for veteran shot stopper Peter Cech.