Courtois admits Chelsea return 'sounds good' but remains tight-lipped on future

Thibaut Coutois

Thibaut Courtois has been speaking, reluctantly, about his future again.

This week saw Chelsea’s very talented young goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois put in an absolutely magnificent performance for Atletico Madrid to keep Valencia at bay in a 1-1 draw in the Copa Del Rey.

His performance however is not unusual.

The Belgian international was dubbed the best in the world by Radamel Falcao, and was officially the best in Spain last term - awarded the Zamora trophy in recognition of his campaign.

But as yet he has not featured for Chelsea, because veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech is still considered number one at Stamford Bridge.

For the past two and a half seasons he has been at Atletico Madrid on loan. Nowadays he is a part of the furniture at the Vicente Calderon - to the point it is easy to forget he is actually a loan player.

Despite Jose Mourinho insisting that he is to go absolutely nowhere next summer - Atletico and Barcelona have both been linked with a move for the player.

Recently however he giant keeper has been speaking about his future on more than one occasion. Firstly it was actually his dad who made the comments, suggesting that the player would not be joining Barcelona.

The player himself then spoke to Belgian magazine Knack about his future - where he made it clear he would not be returning to Chelsea to play back-up to Petr Cech.

Today, he has been quizzed on his future once again.

Speaking to Sandra Estal, of Spanish publication AS, he was speaking about many things including his recent performance against Valencia, the upcoming game with Barcelona and facing Lionel Messi.

But of course - the topic of his future soon came up.

So what did Courtois have to say on this occasion?

“When it is clear what [my future is] I will communicate the decision. And that's all I can say for now. There are things that still need to talk and when it's time to communicate what we are going to do, I will. But the truth is that now, there is no need to talk about this.”

When asked on whether he has spoken to Jose Mourinho or Chelsea about his future he stated…

“…As we now they have a lot of games and they also prefer to wait. My agent will first talk to Chelsea and then, eventually, I will talk with them. But now there are many games and I want to concentrate only on that.”

He went on to mention that the idea of returning to Chelsea was ‘something that sounds good’ but maintained that no decision would be made until more talks were held - likely to be him ensuring he is a first choice keeper at Stamford Bridge.

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