- Real Madrid have reached a €35million agreement for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
- Eden Hazard could follow Courtois and join Real Madrid this summer with Real Madrid prepared to offer in excess of €150million
In today’s latest Real Madrid transfer news, Real Madrid have agreed a €35million deal from Chelsea to sign the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to reports from RMC Sport. The report states that Real Madrid have offered Courtois a 4-year-deal and are convinced that the transfer is done and has been agreed by both parties. Courtois only had 12 months left on his current Chelsea deal and the goalkeeper was nowhere near agreeing a new deal with Chelsea. The indecision shown by Courtois prompted Chelsea to accept Real Madrid’s €35million offer or else Courtois would have left on a free transfer next summer.
Family was the main reason for Courtois joining Real Madrid
It has been well documented how Courtois made a huge star while playing for Atletico Madrid but the player could never quit Madrid after marrying there. Courtois’ wife and kids stay in Madrid the player has dropped several hints in the past about how he wants to move back to Madrid one day. Real Madrid are keen to sign a new goalkeeper this summer after Manchester United’s refusal to sell them David De Gea. AS Roma’s Alisson Becker is closing on a move to Liverpool which left Real Madrid with Courtois as their only option to sign a world-class goalkeeper and RMC reports that a transfer fee of €35million will be enough to sign Courtois from Chelsea this summer.
Courtois to take Eden Hazard with him to Real Madrid?
Another Belgian star whose future is in massive doubt is Eden Hazard who could also quit Chelsea in favour of Real Madrid after RMC Sport claimed that Real Madrid are readying an offer in excess of €150million to sign Hazard this summer. RMC Sport believes that Courtois and Hazard are very close off the field and a transfer move for either of the player could mean that the second player will follow suit. Courtois’ move to Real Madrid is more or less done and is only halted by Chelsea’s ability to find a proper replacement in coming days. Chelsea are eyeing a 3-man shortlist to replace Courtois with Peter Cech being the most surprising name on that list.
Courtois and Hazard are likely to kick-start the Real Madrid transfer news for the summer of 2018 after the club lost Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus earlier in the season. Ronaldo’s £105million move to Juventus came as a huge blow to Real Madrid transfer plans for the summer but the Los Blancos are prepared to spend big this summer after holding back on their transfer activities for last 2 seasons. New manager Julen Lopetegui wants a competitive squad to continue Real Madrid’s dominance in Champions League next season and wants to snatch the domestic laurels from Barcelona as well.