Real Madrid are set to cut ties with a former Chelsea favourite after the Belgian star’s form has consistently dipped below the standards he set at his previous clubs.
Thibaut Courtois departed Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu in 2018 on the back of several standout years in blue, and a superb string of performances at the 2018 World Cup – being awarded the tournament’s Golden Gloves for best goalkeeper in the process.
The 27-year-old was expected to assume the role of undisputed Real Madrid number one between the sticks for a decade after replacing former Los Blancos stopper Keylor Navas, but it has not been smooth sailing for the six-foot-six keeper to say the least.
A series of errors in his debut season at Real cast doubt over the long-term viability of Courtois in Madrid, but with Navas joining PSG in the summer, it was expected the Belgian would get another chance this season under returning manager Zinedine Zidane, and many had looked to the likes of a 1xbet promo code to back Los Blancos heavily to win the La Liga this season.
A resolute performance in Real’s Champions League victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday night reminded people of what Courtois can do, but a report from the Spanish media now claims that patience has run thin in Madrid and the Belgian’s time with Los Blancos could soon be coming to an end.
The report by El Desmarque (via Goal.com) states that Real Madrid “are running out of patience with out-of-form goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and are targeting Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon as a replacement.”
The article continues: “…the overall feeling is that he has not been up to standard since joining from Chelsea last summer.”
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