Courtois wants Chelsea loan exit

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is hoping that he will get permission to spend a second season on loan with Atletico Madrid, Sky Sports reports.

The Belgian joined the Blues from KRC Genk last summer, but was immediately loaned out to the Spanish side for experience. Atletico brought Courtois in to replace Spanish under 21 international David de Gea, who signed for Premier League champions Manchester United. Courtois has impressed in the Primera Liga and has been able to get a lot of minutes under his belt to add to his first team experience.

Courtois believes that his development would be better suited to staying in Spain rather than spending a year on the bench at Chelsea. Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech is coming to the end of his career and Courtois has been tipped as his replacement. However, the Belgian insists that he likes Madrid and wants to wait a while before moving back to Chelsea.

‘A second year would be fine. That is a decision that depends on Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and me. There is time to decide, because we are in January, but I like Madrid, it is a very good club and if I can stay a second year here, that would be great’, Courtois said.

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