Barca interested in Belgian star Thibaut Courtois

Barca target thibaut courtois

Barcelona are apparently interested in the impressive Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who is currently on loan to Atletico Madrid from London club Chelsea.
Courtois was signed by the blues from Genk last summer for the princely sum of £8million and the 20 year old is considered one of the best young keepers in the world.

He signed a five year deal at Chelsea and was immediately loaned out to Atletico Madrid to replace David De Gea who signed for Manchester United to replace Edwin van der Sar.

Sources close to the Thibaut Courtois confirmed last night that Barcelona have sounded out the chances of signing the young keeper but so far “without making a formal offer.”

Chelsea’s idea was for Courtois to stay in Spain at Atletico until June next year but they have expressed a desire to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona will want to keep pushing for the young Belgian in their efforts to provide a worthy replacement for Victor Valdés.Chelsea now have to decide just how much Courtois is worth to them and decide whether to bring him back to the Bridge, let him stay at Atletico or sell him to the Catalan giants.

Everyone will no doubt have seen Thibaut Courtois in action last night at the Nou Camp for Atletico Madrid. Even though he let four goals in the young man is an impressive goalkeeper and his team sit right behind Barca, the league leaders 9 points adrift.

Ahead of Sunday’s clash against Barcelona, Courtois was asked how he felt coming face to face with superstar leo Messi:

Do I fear Messi? No, no, I am not afraid of anyone,” the 20-year-old told reporters.

“He is a great player and we respect him very much, but there is no fear.”

“Now we are focused and the team wants to do their best at the Camp Nou. Barcelona have a very good group of players.”

Whatever happens with the “Colchoneros” stopper, I’m sure he’d be the perfect replacement for Victor Valdés.

Video – Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea’s new star


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Comments

  1. Michael58 says:

    We have him under contract until 2016 and he is one of the best goalkeeping prospects in the world ,This deal will not happen as Cech is having surgery in the summer and Courtois will be his replacement .

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