Thibaut Courtois lost a few Chelsea fans towards the end of last season as he lacked the stunning form the supporters were used to.
Following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as manager, doubts began to creep in regarding the goalkeeper’s future.
For a while, the Belgium international has been mentioned in the same breath as Real Madrid.
A move to the Bernabeu became a much more realistic possibility over the last few days, particularly after the Blues signed Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Courtois finally got his wish on Thursday as Los Blancos confirmed his arrival via Twitter.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) August 8, 2018
The fee for the 26-year-old, who is valued at £58.5m by Transfermarkt, has not been disclosed, but Chelsea fans are not concerning themselves with that part of the deal.
A large number of the Premier League club’s following have been left angered by the manner of Courtois’s exit.
The shot-stopper had an extended holiday after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.
Courtois was due to report to training on Monday, but was absent, and now he has sealed a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Despite the goalkeeper being part of the club since 2011, some Chelsea fans had some harsh words for Courtois on Twitter.
Too desperate to be a Galactico
— CFC Manaic UK 🏆 (@CFC_ManiacUK) August 9, 2018
You never really showed you wanted to be at Chelsea. Karma will come back to you. As long as my beloved club has Hazard and Kanté, I don’t care who goes
— Ana Benitez (@An1320Ana) August 9, 2018
Fatty Foulke was a better keeper than Courtois, pass it on
— Charlie (@Chaz_CFC) August 9, 2018
Courtois kisses the Madrid badge on his first day. What an absolute melt.
— Ken Kenneth from Connecticut (@barton_cfc) August 9, 2018
Thibaut Courtois kissing the badge on his first day shows what he’s wanted for a while now the snake
— Jorginho (@cfc_jorginho) August 9, 2018
That feeling when you realise you’ve been harboring a snake 🐍 for years.
Thibaut 🐍 Courtois: “I was loaned to Atleti, it was different. I’ve never kissed a crest before, but today I did because I felt it.” pic.twitter.com/7VddMV85UO
— CFC WATP™ (@Yousouphjnr) August 9, 2018
Courtois Situation right now: Real Chelsea fans hate him.. Real Atletico fans hate him.. Even the Madrid fans do not want him to start over Navas. The only one happy with this transfer is Messi #NutmegGoalsIncoming #CFC #Poison #Snake
— Navin Ahmed (@Nav_cfc) August 9, 2018
LOOOL SCENES when Navas keeps Courtois in his shadow at Real Madrid https://t.co/EjWy5JaUGV
— Hazardous (@OddoiFutureCFC) August 9, 2018
— KunteKante (@KunteKante) August 9, 2018