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.
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…
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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.