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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea on six-year deal
|OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sign Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea on six-year deal by utali: 10:27 am On August 9, 2018|
Real Madrid have officially announced the signing of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea on 6-year deal for reported €35m.
Real plan to present the 26-year-old, who will sign a six-year deal, as their new signing at 12:00 BST on Thursday.
The goalkeeper will complete his medical and will be unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Thursday afternoon.
Mateo Kovacic will move in the other direction and join the Blues on a season-long loan once Courtois’ deal has been finalised.
Courtois has been at the west London club since 2011, and wrested the No. 1 jersey from club favourite Petr Cech after shining during a loan spell with Atletico Madrid as a youngster.
In recent months, however, the Belgian has become increasingly unsettled, while he has long been linked with a return to the Spanish capital where he spent three sparkling seasons.
And he will now line up at the Champions League holders after Madrid agreed a reported €35m (£31m/$40m) fee that will also see Kovacic spend a year on loan in London.
“Chelsea and Real Madrid have tonight agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Thibaut Courtois subject to the agreement of personal terms and passing a medical,” Chelsea signalled in a statement published on the club’s official website.
“Subject to the completion of the deal Mateo Kovacic will join the Blues on a season-long loan.”
Courtois played a total of 154 appearances for Chelsea, winning the Premier League on two occasions.
He also boasts ample experience in Spain, having made an identical number of appearances for Atletico which included a starring role in the Colchoneros’ 2013-14 Liga triumph.Tags: ESSAY
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