— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 11, 2014
A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce Thibaut Courtois has today signed a new five-year contract.”
Courtois added: “I’m very happy with this new deal, it’s really nice to have signed this new contract for five years.
“My future was already sorted but it’s nice to know I’m going to be here for another five years and now I can just concentrate on playing games.”
— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) September 11, 2014
Courtois spent the last three season at the Vicente Calderón helping Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title, the Europa League, Uefa Super Cup against Chelsea, Copa del Rey and reach last season’s Champions League final. The Belgian international joined Chelsea from Genk in the summer of 2011. This surely casts Petr Cech future at Stamford Bridge in doubt. Cech has held the No 1 shirt at Chelsea for 10 years and holds the club record for clean sheets, keeping more than 200 since he arrived from Rennes in 2004.