Red Devil Thibaut Courtois seems to be really on the way to Real Madrid. According to the usually well-informed Spanish sports AS is a transfer is a matter of hours.
According to unconfirmed messages Courtois, who is currently on holiday in Tenerife, even though a private agreement with the Champions League winner.
Chelsea is also not ‘against a sale of his goalkeeper, whose contract in 2019 will expire and who already has indicated that” one day return to Madrid will ” (Courtois played three seasons for Atletico Madrid). In Sport/Voetbalmagazine said the best goalkeeper of the world cup in Russia a few months ago that his heart was in Madrid, where his two children with their mother to live.
Chelsea want to first find a replacer. “We always want our best players to keep,” said the new manager Maurizio Sarri at a press conference, “but we will have to see how the transfer market in the coming days’.
40 million euros
The transfer would be an amount of 35 to 40 million euros, which from Courtois one of the most expensive goalkeepers of all time.
That record stands now in the name of Gianluigi Buffon in 2001 for approximately 53 million euros from Parma to Juventus. Now, because Liverpool FC at AS Roma with a bid of 70 million euros to be released on Alisson Becker.
The transfers of Courtois and Becker will be a domino effect.
Chelsea has also Becker is high on the wish list, but seems now set his sights on the Danish world cup revelation, and goalkeeper of Leicester City Kasper Schmeichel. Also the name of Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan.
AS Roma would then have to find a replacement for Becker.
The arrival of a new goalkeeper is probably Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) and Red Devil, Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) other places to look. Also, Jasper Cillessen, is now second choice at FC Barcelona after Marc-André ter Stegen, seems to be on the way to the exit.
In short: at a number of top clubs will be there this season, perhaps new faces under the bar.