Official: Real Madrid Snap Up Chelsea Goalkeeper, Subject To Medical
Published: August 08, 2018
Official: Real Madrid Snap Up Chelsea Goalkeeper, Subject To MedicalPremier League club Chelsea have informed via their official website  Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois will complete his transfer to Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid after the two clubs reached an agreement on the deal, though subject to a medical and persona

The 26-year-old had been a long term target for the Los Blancos during a period which had seen a drawn-out transfer saga as The Blues rebuffed every attempts in sanctioning the departure of the talented goaltender.

Born in the city of Bree, he began his professional career with local club, Bilzen V.V. as a left back before he was converted to a goalkeeper during his time with Racing Genk.

Courtois who was named the best goalkeeper at the 2018 World Cup in Russia turned out in all of his country's seven games at the mundial, helping them to a third-place finish.

He will now compete for a starting berth in between the sticks with Costa Rica's Keylor Navas and Spaniard  Kiko Casilla in the new season.

Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic will team up with Chelsea on a season-long loan spell for the 2018/2019 campaign, subject to the completion of the deal taking Courtois to the European champions.

Emmanuel Chinaza

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