The World Cup’s conclusion draws the summer transfer window into sharper focus and Thibaut Courtois scooping the Golden Glove award is only likely to have increased his global standing.
Real Madrid are now reportedly very much back on the trial of the Belgian stopper, who was bizarrely excluded from the FIFA team of the tournament despite being named as the best goalkeeper on show in Russia.
Liverpool have accelerated their pursuit of Roma’s Brazilian stopper Alisson, which also forces the hands of both Madrid and the Blues.
Therefore, we suggested Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who has kept 93 clean sheets in 162 appearances for his club, as a potential replacement for Courtois if he does return to Madrid – where he previously spent time out in loan with Atletico – and put the question to the Chelsea supporters.
Their response was fairly conclusive – 73 per cent of the supporters who responded believe 6ft 2in Oblak would be an upgrade on Courtois, as you can see from the full results below…