Courtois happy for Spain stay

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he is keen to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid for a third season rather than return to Stamford Bridge next year.

Last Updated: 13/03/13 at 10:01 Post Comment

Thibaut Courtois: Happy to stay at Atletico Madrid on loan

Thibaut Courtois: Happy to stay at Atletico Madrid on loan

Courtois is yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues, joining Atletico on loan after arriving at Chelsea from Genk in summer 2011.

Chelsea are thought to see the 21-year-old as a long-term successor to current No.1 Petr Cech, who is in his ninth season at the club and turns 31 in May.

But the Belgian is happy to remain with the Primera Liga side, with reports in the Spanish media suggesting negotiations are underway between Chelsea and Atletico to extend his loan deal.

Courtois, who is contracted at Chelsea until 2016, said: "I am happy, I like my life here, my team-mates.

"It is not just my decision, Chelsea and Atletico also have to talk.

"But everyone knows I like it here and, if I can, I want to stay."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Copa America: Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties

Hosts Chile won the Copa America for the first time thanks to a 4-1 penalty shoot-out success over Argentina after the final ended goalless.

Sergio Ramos has refused to discuss interest from Manchester United

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has raised further question marks over his future after a coy response concerning interest from Manchester United.

Van Persie 'agrees Fenerbahce terms'

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is close to joining Fenerbahce after reportedly agreeing terms with the Turkish club.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company