Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is claimed to have turned down a better offer from another club in order to get his transfer to Real Madrid.
That’s according to his agent Christophe Henrotay, who has pushed for Chelsea to let his client finally leave Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu in an interview in the Sun.
The Belgium international is one of the finest ‘keepers on the planet and it is understandable that the Blues are not too keen to let him leave with only a few days remaining for them to sign an ideal replacement.
Courtois could still be sold after the August 9 deadline, with the transfer window not shutting for most European leagues until the end of the month, though after that Chelsea would be unable to sign anyone to fill that void.
It’s a concerning situation for new manager Maurizio Sarri to have to contend with, but Courtois’ agent has pleaded with CFC to let the player leave as it’s important for him to be nearer his family.
Henrotay uses this personal reason as an explanation for Courtois not being motivated by money as he claims he turned down another bigger offer.
‘We have seen suggestions that it is about money, and it is true he could get an increase with a move,’ Henrotay told the Sun.
‘But he has turned down a better offer elsewhere because this is more than a financial decision.’
‘He added: ‘This is a human decision based on someone wanting to be close to his children – and that is a reasonable thing too.’