The agent of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed to Belgian’s Sport magazine that he has held regular meetings with officials from Real Madrid.
Rumours of Courtois moving to the Bernabeu seemed to quieten in recent weeks as attention turned to Manchester United’s number one David de Gea.
However, the keeper’s agent Christophe Henrotay has thrown a spanner in the works by telling Sport magazine that he speaks to Real on a regular basis.
According to ESPN, he said:
“Obviously the biggest clubs are interested in Thibaut, and that includes the reigning European champions.
“He is a goalkeeper who wins you games, wins you trophies. I meet regularly with Real Madrid’s directors and Thibaut’s situation is evaluated. My role is to keep him informed of the situation.”
The comments come amid reports from the Daily Mail that contract talks with Chelsea have stalled because Courtois wants his £90,000-a-week wages doubled.
If the keeper’s camp have already spoken to Los Blancos then that is clear indication that the Spanish giants are interested in a potential deal.
Keylor Navas is currently between the sticks at the Bernabeu, and in fairness, he has not done a bad job considering that the club sealed the league title and Champions League.
Any time a European giant like Real Madrid come calling, it is sure to turn any player’s head, but Courtois is not in a position where he desperately needs to move on.
The 25-year-old picked up his second Premier League winners’ medal in three years last month, and he is in no danger of losing his place as Chelsea’s number one.
If one looks at the situation from a cynical viewpoint, Courtois’s agent could be stirring the pot to try to force the Blues into edging closer to his client’s wage demands.
Whatever the case may be, the English champions need to do what they can to ensure that Courtois is in the team this season.