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Courtois Wants To Be Near His Family! Belgian Goalkeeper’s Agent Begs Chelsea To Let Him Join Real Madrid

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Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois‘ agent has pleaded with Chelsea to let the goalkeeper join Real Madrid.Real are eager to sign Courtois, who has less than a year remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge. Courtois, who previously played on loan for Atletico Madrid, wants to return to Spain, where his two young children live. However, Chelsea have been unwilling to negotiate with Real over Courtois, who is valued at £40million. Courtois’ agent Christophe Henrotay wants a deal to be done before the transfer window closes next week. Henrotay said: ‘I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid. For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.’Reports indicate that Real are prepared to pay Courtois considerably more than the £100,000-a-week that he currently receives at Chelsea. However, Henrotay is adamant that Courtois’ desire to join Real isn’t centred on money. Henrotay said: ‘We have seen suggestions that it is about money, and it is true he could get an increase with a move. But he has turned down a better offer elsewhere because this is more than a financial decision. Throughout this it is important for everyone to be reasonable, and the buying club has come up with a reasonable offer for a player who has one year left on his contract when they know they could sign him without a fee in 12 months. Chelsea could get a fair fee for him now and sign a replacement. Or they would still have to sign a replacement next summer, but without getting a fee for Thibaut. It is understandable people might be upset because he wants to leave the club, we accept that. But this is a human decision based on someone wanting to be close to his children – and that is a reasonable thing too.’ Courtois has made 154 appearances for Chelsea and has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup during his time at the club.Photo Credit: Getty

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