DONE DEAL: Courtois signs for Real Madrid on a six-year deal

Date published: Thursday 9th August 2018 1:34

Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for €35 million on a six-year deal with the Galacticos.

Courtois led his Belgian side to a third place finish at the 2018 World Cup in Russia managing to pick up the Golden Glove award for the tournament. This success caught the eye of Madrid who have been on the hunt for a keeper for a while.

Real Madrid’s official Twitter account posted a clip which shows the deal being finalised as the keeper signs his contract alongside Real president Florentino Perez.

Courtois said during the press conference “Today I am realising a dream”

The Belgian keeper has been trying to push for a move to the Bernabéu due to family ties in Madrid. 

And he’s no stranger to Madrid having spent three seasons on loan at Real rivals Atlético before returning to parent club Chelsea.

The Belgian keeper was a prominent figure in the Chelsea XI achieving a haul of accolades whilst at the club such as  winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Golden Glove.

Chelsea wasted no time to sign a suitable replacement for Courtois by breaking the record fee for the signing of a goalkeeper.

It was announced yesterday that they had signed Kepa Arrizabalaga for £71.6 on a seven-year deal from Athletic Bilbao. 

Watch Courtois signing his Real Madrid contract along side president Florentino Perez below.

 

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