Thibaut Courtois says goodbye to Atletico fans as he prepares for Chelsea return

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has bid farewell to Atletico Madrid's fans.

After three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said goodbye to the Spanish club's fans.

The 22-year-old will return to Chelsea this summer in the hope of becoming Jose Mourinho's first-choice stopper, ahead of current number one Petr Cech.

But while on leave following his World Cup exploits, Courtois took to Twitter to say goodbye to his former fans and offer them the chance to ask him whatever they wanted.

The first part of his tweet read, "Thanks to Atletico Madrid and all their beautiful fans for these three beautiful years."

He then went on to explain that as a parting gift, he was giving those supporters the opportunity to ask him a question and the top 10 would be answered via video message.

It is a nice way for Courtois to say goodbye, having enjoyed outstanding success in Spain and blossomed into one of the very best 'keepers in the world.

His next task is to prove to Mourinho that he should be the undisputed first-choice for years to come.

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