Thibaut Courtois Presented By Real Madrid After Signing Six-Year Contract With La Liga Giants (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

9th, August 2018

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Real Madrid have spent the morning parading Thibaut Courtois in front of the media as the goalkeeper was officially furnished with his new work uniform.

Courtois completed his £35million move from Chelsea to the Bernabeu last night with the whole clan turning out the following day to watch the Belgian be initiated by Real president Florentino Perez, such is the way.

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The 26-year-old Belgian has bagged a six-year contract with Los Blancos, footage of which – as pointed out by @FootballCliches – looked more like a UN bilateral peace treaty being signed…

So the deed is now done. Chelsea have overnight lost a brilliant, tried and tested international goalkeeper for half of his value while, in Kepa Arrizabalaga, hurriedly signing a young and fairly green replacement for double his.

Strange old world.

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  1. Bruno says:

    Courtois, born in 1992, a fantastic goalkeeker = 32m
    Alisson, born in 1992, a very normal goalkeeper = 75m

    Could someone please explain that to me?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Courtois only had one year remaining in his contract. He wanted to go to Madrid, only Madrid came in for him. No bidding war. Florentino Perez and his team have been brilliant in the market for the past few seasons.

    Alisson had three years to go, and a host of clubs wanted him. Went to the highest bidder. Monchi the sporting director is no mug.

    Kepa was the only “young and promising” goalkeeper available. Athletic have always had slightly inflated transfer clauses on their players. Say Player A is worth 30m. Normally a bid around 40m would be enough, but Athletic would have already put the clause at 50m. With Chelsea being both rich and desperate, there was absolutely no chance Athletic would have let Kepa go for anything less than his buy out clause. See Laporte to Man City, Herrera to Man United, Javi Martinez to Bayern.

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