Big Blow: Chelsea star confirms he will join old club, reluctant to renew contract
The week has just gone from bad to worse for Chelsea fans. After seeing their team’s undefeated start to the season coming to an end following a 2-1 loss to Liverpool, they have received another shocking news. Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois has revealed his desire of returning to Atletico Madrid and said that he is still not sure of renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge which ends after the 2018 season.
The goalkeeper spent three successful years at the Vicente Calderon from 2011 to 2014. The Belgian international played a vital role in helping the Spanish giants become a strong force in Europe. He also won La Liga, the Copa Del Rey and Europa League during his time at the Spanish capital.
Courtois won the Premier League and League Cup with Chelsea in 2014 but he has constantly confessed his love for the Spanish outfit.
Speaking to Spanish news outlet Marca, Courtois said: ‘When I said goodbye [to Atletico] I had a bad time. I had cold blood, it was not easy. I cried.’
‘Atletico is a family club. I still feel their love.’
Asked about the possibility of returning to Spain, the goalkeeper added: “Yes, but not only because of the club (Atletico), but how Madrid is and the whole country.
“From the first minute I fell in love with Spain for its people, lifestyle, food… I still maintain eating dinner and then an afternoon nap, most of the television I see is Spanish… I am half Spanish.”
The Belgian seemed reluctant when asked if he would renew his deal.
“I have a contract at Chelsea for three seasons. In 2018, when I enter the final year of the contract, we will assess whether to renew or leave.”
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