Five stars of the 2014 Belgium World Cup squad who could be set for big transfers this summer.
Belgium are seen by many to be dark horses for the 2014 FIFA World Cup title, and Marc Wilmots’ side kicked off their
campaign with a narrow victory over Algeria in Group H after falling behind to an early Sofiane Feghouli penalty. The
Belgium squad contains 12 players from the English Premier League, a number that could be added to, or indeed reduced, if some of these rumoured big money deals involving Belgian players go through this summer.
1) Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)
It now looks as though Belgian number one Thibaut Courtois will be staying at Stamford Bridge, but the summer has thus far seen plenty of rumours linking the former Genk man with another move to Atletico Madrid, whether permanently or on another season-long loan deal.
Courtois is yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues since arriving from the Belgian Jupiler League, but has established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers during his time in Madrid, winning the 2014 La Liga title in the process.
Even if he does stay at Stamford Bridge, however, the return of Courtois to the club as a goalkeeper ready to have the same kind of impact as Petr Cech did on his arrival is as exciting as a new signing for Blues fans.