Courtois commits his future to the club.
Chelsea have announced that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year deal with the club.
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 11, 2014
Courtois returned to Stamford Bridge this summer after three years of success on-loan with Atletico Madrid and has already usurped Petr Cech as the club’s No.1.
During the 22-year-old’s time in Spain he won the Europa League, Copa del Rey and La Liga and was also named the best ‘keeper in the division on two occasions.
The Blues signed Courtois from Genk in 2011 before immediately sending him to Atleti to gain more first team experience and since then he has developed into one of the best stoppers in world football.
The West London outfit clearly recognised this as the Belgium international has become one of the few loanees that has come back to establish himself in the first team and is clearly delighted by these new developments.
“I’m very happy with this new deal, it’s really nice to have signed this new contract for five years,” Courtois told the club’s website.
“My future was already sorted but it’s nice to know I’m going to be here for another five years and now I can just concentrate on playing games.”
The Belgian has played every game for Jose Mourinho’s side so far in 2014/15 and as a result of that and this new deal the future of Cech at the Bridge remains extremely uncertain.