Chelsea star hints at future Real Madrid move, but not yet

Date published: Wednesday 7th February 2018 9:55

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has not disguised his desire to return to Madrid one day.

Courtois joined Chelsea in 2011 but spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid.

He started a family during his time in Spain but has found it difficult since moving to London permanently.

Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the goalkeeper in the past, and Courtois says he would consider that option in the future.

“If Real is really interested, my personal situation could affect, yes,” he told Belgian magazine Sport. “The family aspect, it is priceless. But I repeat to you that, for the moment, I’m busy talking to Chelsea to extend.

“My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid, it’s known. My two children live there with their mum. I have my daughter every day on Facetime. She often tells me that I miss her. My son is still too small to communicate like that.

“Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to make a return trip to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable.

“If they want me, they have to contact Chelsea. We’ll see. But they never did it. What is certain is that I will one day return to Madrid. We agreed to meet (with Chelsea) again in February because the club had more urgent issues to deal with in January.

“Nothing presses, I am under contract until 2019. Normally, there is no problem, I will prolong. I am happy here and I see a direction that still wants to win a lot of titles. The signals are positive. Just their desire to extend also Eden Hazard, that reassures me.”

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