Thibault Courtois could go To Real Madrid (Marca)

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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    Most english papers are running with it too quoting Marca as their source. Could it be DDG has told madrid he is staying at united and they have shifted attention to Courtois. Maybe they think Courtois would be a cheaper option with DDG having more numbers on his contract an united asking world record fees for him.
    Chelsea have no option to extend courtois contract and may not want to lose him on a free.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    No better than what they have.
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    He should go.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    That will be great. Weaken Chelsea and kill DDG rumors each summer.
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    Man of Leisure Full Member

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    Good. Better him than De Gea.
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    Skills Snitch

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    They'd get Oblak. Lucky cnuts, that potentially a potential upgrade on Courtois would be available at the same time. When De Gea wanted to leave us, we were left scraping the bottom of the barrel with the likes of Cillesen.
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    Infordin Full Member

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    Courtois is better than Navas and 6 years younger.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    As I remember we were getting Navas instead of De Gea in that summer.

    If they get Oblak so yeah they won't be affected much.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    InfiniteBoredom CAF Political Statistician

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    I wish Real every success in pursuing this deal.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Marcia mouthpiece for Madrid again... write what they want and English papers quote them because it's a quick clickbait piece for them and even better, they didn't even have to find it, just copy/quote it.

    6 months ago, they said Real were determined to buy De Gea in the Summer.

    Print enough rubbish and some of it will (coincidentally) be right.
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    United Pro Full Member

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    Courtois is just below De Gea's level, so considerably better than Navas.
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    Solo Toure Full Member

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    Yes, I give Madrid's pursuit for Courtois my blessing.
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    Traub Full Member

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    It really seems Madrid will never be willing to actually spend a decent sum for a keeper.
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    Oblak has surpassed him.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Yes do it, much better than De Gea.
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    Marca just flirting on Madrid's behalf as usual. Doubt there's much to it.

    Would be great news for us though. It wouldn't kill the De Gea rumours forever - nothing will, as long as he continues to be the best in the world - but it would probably buy us at least a season or two without having to worry about them coming for him again.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    fully endorse this transfer

    Great keeper for Madrid

    Courtois goes to the second biggest club in the world and a city he knows well

    Dave saves and Dave stays
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    Adisa Full Member

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    I think he's off if Madrid call. Chelsea would be willing to sell and won't let him run down his contract.
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    If it is on a free transfer this deal will happen... no need to have a fax message between Chelsea and Madrid right?
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    Jaybomb Full Member

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    Keylor Navas is disgustingly underrated. If I'm Madrid, I don't see the point in replacing a keeper you've won 3 Champions League's with.
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    Cypriot Full Member

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    I've noticed he's prone to an error every few games but it also capable of the extraordinary too. Definitely not a bad keeper but I think the appeal for Madrid and their fans is that DDG is quite obviously going to be Spain's No.1 Keeper for the next 10 years+ and had that with Iker Casillas for all those years also.
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    Borat Sagdiyev Full Member

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    I think he's more dependent on cat-like reflexes (which will diminish with age) than most keepers, but still has several seasons left at RM's level. I think they'll nab Donnaruma in a few years.
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    We're all on your side, you White shirted cnuts.
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    prtk0811 Banned

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    Psg want oblak as well since long.
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    Please let it be true :lol::lol:
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    AshfordLad Banned

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    Depends if Madrid will be willing to pay up on his silly wage demands. Apparently already on £120k and looking for £200k. Chelsea stopped negotiations a couple of months back so if Real pay up around £25m and his wage demands then he is good as gone.

    On the other side, his transfer fees plus some savings on the wages might allow Chelsea a budged of £35m-40m for the new keeper. Pretty much every keeper outside of the top 5 clubs will be available. Great deal for all concerned.
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    roonster09 Full Member

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    If his contract expires on 2019 then Madrid will have good chance of signing him.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    Yep, somehow Chelsea always seem to get the better deal. Even now, Morata could arguably turn out to be better than Costa.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Oblak will go to PSG but it's great that Courtois has a contract expiring in 2019, Madrid's interest in him has been longstanding.
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    prtk0811 Banned

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    Pressure tactics of madrid to keep de gea and courtois in the loop to see who blinks first. Their main target will remain de gea.
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    Let's hope so
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    Mani Full Member

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    Come on Madrid get him, he would be perfect for you.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    I approve of this.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Oh darn. Just when I thought Madrid were insistent on taking that carthorse De Gea from us, and we could get the vastly superior Keylor Navas in return. Why must football be so cruel?


    Perez reads this place, right?
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    We hear this almost as much as we hear about DDG joining them!
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    I think he has only won 2 champions leagues (cassillias played in 2014)... but yeah only 30 and has been very good for them
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    DannyCAFC Full Member

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    I think a lot depends on what happens this summer. Being that De Gea is probably the best GK in the world right now, looking like Spain's incumbent for the next decade or so and there's always been whispers about his missus wanting him to go back to Madrid, I would expect that Real might at least try and test United's resolve one more time. But he seems loyal, United won't want to sell and Real might not want to stump up a huge amount of cash for a 'keeper.

    If Milan don't qualify for the CL, perhaps Donnarumma might end up going and Real will be high on the list of suitors you'd think (that said, I've heard he's been a bit shit so far this season). PSG might come in for Oblak as well, which might end up meaning Courtois back to Atletico possibly instead?
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    NYAS Full Member

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    If Real get a new 'keeper soon who isn't De Gea (Courtois, Donnarumma) then I could see Dave staying here for the best part of the next 10 years and then retiring at Atletico. If we don't go back to being completely shit.
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    Please let this be true. Will send Real Madrid a fax machine as a gift.
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    whatwha Where's my diarrhea damnit

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    Probably. And they managed to sell 29 year old Costa, who was out of the squad and everything, for almost the same price that they bought 24 year old Morata for. Chelsea often do some good business :(
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    Brightonian Full Member

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    It depends. Donnarumma yes, maybe. But the vast majority of keepers, even very good ones like Courtois, are always going to be less of a prize than De Gea no matter how well they do. He's the best in the world, Spanish, the Spain #1... he's the ultimate trophy for Madrid. After all, Navas is doing very well for them but it doesn't mean they wouldn't drop him in a second if they could get their hands on Dave. And I think that would be true for almost any keeper in the world bar maybe Donnarumma (provided he continues to fulfil his potential), Oblak or Neuer.

    Which isn't to say they could definitely get De Gea. If we continue on our upward trajectory I agree we might very well keep him until much later in his career. If we don't, he'll be off one day. It must play on his mind at least a little that he could be a double CL winner by now if he'd gone to Madrid when they first started pursuing him.