'Wonderful to play for Atlético' - Courtois thanks his former club

Thibaut Courtois has thanked Atletico Madrid for three 'fantastic' years in the Spanish capital.


This week has seen plenty of speculation surrounding the future of the goalkeepers at Chelsea. Some reports have suggested that stalwart stopper Petr Cech could be moved on for Thibaut Courtois. However other reports have picked up on an apparent lack of squad number for the Belgian - and reports the club are not yet printing shirts with his name on the back.

But it would certainly appear, that despite these factors, Courtois believes he won't be returning to Atletico Madrid at least.

Courtois spent three years on loan at the Vicente Calderon - winning the Europa League and La Liga during his time in Spain.

He also found himself named the Zamora Trophy winner as best goalkeeper in La Liga for the past two campaigns.

But he took to his official Facebook page yesterday - thanking the club for three 'fantastic' years in the capital:

"It was wonderful to play for Atlético. I've experienced some fantastic moments and I've won lots of titles. Atléti will always be in my heart. Thank you for all of the trust you have shown in me by making me part of this squad. I also want to say a special thanks to the entire squad; to the teammates I've been with for these three years. I'm proud to have spent the last three years with them. We've been part of a group that has experienced some wonderful times. The truth is that it was fantastic and you will always be in my heart."

It certainly sounds like Courtois expects to be at Chelsea next season - now he just has to wrestle the number one jersey off Petr Cech.

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