Thibaut Courtois To Join Real Madrid After Chelsea Agrees Transfer

Lynette Rowe
August 9, 2018

Real Madrid reached a deal with Chelsea for around 35 million euros to sign Thibaut Courtois, who will sign a six year deal.

Months of speculation surrounding the Belgium goalkeeper came to an end on Wednesday evening when it was announced that he would get his dream move to the Spanish capital.

"I saw (Kepa) one year ago, my first impression was that he is a very good goalkeeper, very young but very good", said the Italian coach after his team drew 0-0 with Olympique Lyonnais in a friendly.

Chelsea have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois.

Meanwhile, Kepa will replace the Belgium worldwide in a deal that will see him become the world's most expensive goalkeeper, surpassing the £65m paid by Liverpool to Roma for Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker last month.

As displayed by Manchester City's Ederson, whose previous world record fee now looks like a bargain, a keeper that can be composed under pressure and deliver smart passes is a huge advantage to have in the Premier League.

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"I'm very glad Chelsea has chose to trust me and to take me in as well".

"His long-term contract reflects the belief we have in him".

Italy worldwide Jorginho is the only big name signing at Chelsea since Sarri's arrival as manager after his £57m move from Napoli, with the doubts over the future of a host of star names lingering ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

The club have confirmed he has signed a seven-year contract.

His arrival could pave the way for Tiemoue Bakayoko to leave Chelsea, with reports in Italy claiming that AC Milan are interested in taking him on a season-long loan with an option to buy next summer.

Chelsea have rushed through a deal for Kepa in the last 48 hours after finally confirming Courtois is leaving.

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