Thibault Courtois could go To Real Madrid (Marca)

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  1. Jan 6, 2018
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    giorno Full Member

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    Looking it up but i can't find it atm. Think it was with his father or his agent iirc
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    Trizy Full Member

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    Selling Courtois and Hazard while signing Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Carroll & Barkley.

    Looks like Mourinho and Conte were right, Chelsea really don't wanna spend big anymore.
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    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    Don't you know, Madrid didn't want Mbappe that much.
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    Meh, he’s just an overrated Joe Hart anyways
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    Top priority ,pull out all stops, you work for Marca by any chance. With Madrid it is always we sign someone we always wanted but when we don't sign someone we never wanted him. Fact is no one else wanted bale other than Man utd and madrid, and even as a utd fan would you rather play for Moyes or for Madrid is not a difficult choice and everyone else you actually had to compete for you couldn't get.
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    giorno Full Member

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    If you're wanted by two big clubs, one makes you a better offer and make you feel more wanted than the other, would you pick the worse offer?
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    He's 10 times the keeper Hart is, although I think he was better suited to La Liga.

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    Don _ Conte New Member

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    Judging by Tibo recent comments himself it looks like he is very close to signing a new deal with us.
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    You got bale fair and square but since then you have tried and failed to sign any big players you targeted is all I am saying. Not to mention you have become a bit of a cheapskate in recent year trying to get players to not sign contracts or trying to have them scupper better deals to get the same player on cheap. Those tactics I have come to expect of Barca not madrid, problem is unlike for Barcelona they aren't working for you.
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    We didn't. The players we pursued aggressively we got(James, Kroos, Theo and Ceballos who we beat barcelona to). The players we didn't pursue aggressively -or not aggressively enough- we didn't. We're not any different from any other big club except we have that bit of extra glamour, but when the chips are down most players won't pick our glamour over a better offer from another big club
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    According to Balague (which isn't saying much), Courtois is saying things publicly to try to pressure Madrid into making a move.
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    Courtois will not leave, even if he wants the move. Kepa and Navas are enough for Real. They need the funds for an offensive overhaul, not for another keeper.

    Who signs 2 keepers in a year, a good young one and a top class one when you got one good keeper already, while needing some new expensive players offensively soon. They have some money, but not endless for some GK galore.

    Courtois will sign for Chelsea after getting a better deal, thats the way i see it
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    I thought we dithered a lot for bale (dithering moyes). I felt had we got Jose then aND were after him fron June we might have had a good chance of landing him. But levy was reluctant to sell bale to other english club so bale to Madrid was always going to happen.
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    Don _ Conte New Member

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    Yeah I read the article, obviously no one knows what truly will happen me included, but I can tell you after his recent interview I would be very surprised. He really spoke about how happy he is at Chelsea and about who will sign first out of him or eden etc.

    I would be very surprised to see him go there and not sign a new deal, more so than Eden.
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    Yeah you could be right, but if Courtois doesn't sign a new contract, Madrid will likely make a move. It was a similar scenario when de Gea ran down his contract to his final year in 2015 and almost singed for them. Worst part is that Madrid will try lowballing Chelsea due to the contract situation. Also, Hazard will only have 2 years left on his contract come the summer, so either he signs a new contract soon or you may have to sell in the summer to get a decent transfer fee, before his value starts dropping.
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    Don _ Conte New Member

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    Yeah I do genuinely believe they will both sign. But I agree if Chelsea have an indication that neither are looking to sign and are running there contracts down then they need to go this summer really.
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    "My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid. My two children live there with their mum...Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to return to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable.
    If they want me, they have to contact Chelsea. We'll see. But they have not done that. What is certain is that one day I will return to Madrid. I love Spain, I love the city..."
    "If Real are really interested, my personal situation could influence things. The family aspect is priceless. But I repeat to you that, for the moment, I'm busy talking to Chelsea to extend."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...ut-Courtois-admits-keen-Real-Madrid-move.html
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    Biggest "come and get me" plea I've seen.
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    He will push for a move if Real make an offer.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    No shit! Question is do Madrid want De Gea or Courtois?
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    My guess is they will take the guy who is easier to get and cheaper, i.e. Courtois. I dont know if de Gea would push for a move like Courtois would.
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    Spirit of Solskjaer Full Member

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    Plus the fact that Courtois' conract expires in 2019. De Gea has a year more left in his.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    Good, let them have Courtois, then RM are settled for the GK spot. Barca have Ter Stegen who is very good, which leaves DDG not that needed for the big clubs in Spain.
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    Trizy Full Member

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    What a fecking dick head saying all that, show some respect to your club and let your agent so the talking in private.

    Yes I hate Chelsea and him leaving weakens them in addition to us keeping De Gea but show some class you cnut.

    Watch fat arse Hazard come out with something similar. Classless.
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    Hanky panky New Member

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    De Gea but Courtois is good enough, cheaper and easier to get.
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    Two weeks ago Arsenal was the team which had lost all hopes of evading their inevitable downward spiral. Now it's Chelsea's turn, hoping Liverpool will become the next a couple of weeks!
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    They'll want De Gea more but Courtois' contract situation probably makes that avenue easier.
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    I don’t see how being so honest makes him a dickhead. His reasoning is completely understandable and instead of lying to everyone, he just says the truth. Wish more players were like that.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Real want De Gea, like I said in the Salah thread to play for Real or Barca you have to be more than just a good player you need to have the marketing potential as well and for Real the biggest club in Spain signing the Spanish number one obviously makes more headlines than signing Courtois
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    I actually hold it against Courtois for being away from his young children already, I know a footballers life is a lot of time away from home anyway but to live in another country is a huge sacrifice
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Bit harsh to be honest.
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    HTG Full Member

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    My thinking exactly. But it’s good that he’s trying to get back to them. Must be tough on him.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Are you a father?
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    arthurka Full Member

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    I am and still think this is highly unrespectful .. This should be a club and player matter not the press ..
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    With Chelsea spiralling and beginning to look a bit like a club in crisis I can see Real going after Courtois AND Hazard and I think they’d both happily join too.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    That wasn't my point, my point was surely any parent would find it impossible to live in another country to their children? Whether or not he speaks about it in the press or not is an entirely different matter
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    ShadesOfTomato Full Member

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    Think they both have less than two years on their deals too, so wouldn't cost a ridiculous amount.
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Anyone know why his kids and wife are in Spain and not London?
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I don't think she's his wife and they split up before the second kid was born, I'm guessing they got together when he played for Atelti.
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    Patchbeard Full Member

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    According to Wikipedia he had a Spanish girlfriend whilst playing in Madrid and they had two kids together before breaking up in 2017.

    Personally I think he's mad for having two kids by the age of 25.