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Los Blancos conclude transfer deals with Chelsea
- Updated: August 9, 2018
Real Madrid have completed the signing of Russia 2018 Golden glove winner Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea. In the same vein, wantaway midfielder Mateo Kovacic has joined Chelsea on loan for the 2018/19 season.
The arrival of Thibaut Courtois at the Santiago Bernabeu for €35 million is a massive steal for Los Blancos going by events in the inflated transfer market.
The player had a year left on his contract, and Chelsea had the choice of keeping him for another year and lose him for free next summer or cash in on the opportunity provided by Real Madrid. This was why Madrid got their man for the aforementioned amount.
The Belgium international now joins Real Madrid with a massive wealth of experience. He is also no stranger to the La Liga having played for Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea.
Julen Lopetegui will definitely be spoilt for choice in his side’s goalkeeping options. Courtois offers a wealth of experience, he is still young and has more room to improve on his goalkeeping abilities.
That department at the club is obviously sorted out as some Madridistas have always had their reservations about Keylor Navas’ abilities in goal for Los Blancos.
Courtois is definitely the one for the future at the club, and Lopetegui will be happy to have healthy competition in his side’s goalkeeping department for the upcoming season and in the future.
Courtois is definitely coming in to be starter but the major question will be on how the club eases him into the side in place of Keylor Navas, who has also paid his dues for Los Blancos.
The Costa Rics shot-stopper has been instrumental for Los Blancos in their capture of three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles. Regardless, we wait to see how events pan out in the goalkeeping department at the Bernabeu.