Thibaut Courtois Pens New Deal at Chelsea

Thibaut CourtoisThibaut Courtois the Chelsea goalkeeper revealed he signed a new contract with Chelsea of the English Premier League for five years.

The contract shows the confidence the club has in the talented keeper who won the No. 1 job over Petr Cech after returning from a three-year loan spell with Atletico Madrid.

Courtois was offered the contract last month with his first contract having been signed in 2011 when he first arrived at Stamford Bridge, as Cech’s backup.

Chelsea wanted to sign Courtois to a new contract reflecting his new status on the club.

Courtois told the club’s website that he was happy with his new deal and glad to have signed the contract for the next five years.

Courtois said he knew his future had already been sorted out, but it was great to sign and know he will be at Chelsea for at least five more years and can get back to concentrating on the matches in the English Premier League and the Champions League.

Cech has remained at Chelsea despite great speculation that he might attempt to move after he lost his starting status to the younger Courtois.

Jose Mourinho the manager at Chelsea believes Courtois is the future at Chelsea especially after announcing the new contract for the No. 1 goalkeeper for the club.

Courtois became a star while playing with Atletico for three years. He concluded his time with the La Liga club on a high note. Atletico reached the final of the Champions League in his last season only to lose to Real Madrid. However, their consolation prize was winning La Liga the topflight league in Spain finishing in front of second place Barcelona and third place Real.

Courtois is also the No. 1 goalkeeper for Belgium where he led the club to the quarterfinals this past summer at the World Cup in Brazil.

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