Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois angles for Real Madrid move, states his "heart is in Madrid"
Posted: 7 February 2018 Time: 08:18
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has issued Real Madrid a come-and-get-me statement after admitting his "heart is in Madrid".
The Belgium international spent three seasons in the Spanish capital on loan with Atletico Madrid until 2014, before returning to the Blues where his current contract is set to expire at the end of next season.
The shot-stopper has been strongly linked with the Galacticos over the past few campaigns but is currently in talks with Chelsea over a new deal, although with his children living in Spain, Courtois admits he is desperate to return to the city.
"My personal situation is related to the city of Madrid," he told Sport/Foot Magazine. "My two children live there with their mum. I have my daughter every day on FaceTime. She often tells me that she misses me. My son is still too small to communicate like that.
"Whenever I have the opportunity, I try to return to Spain. As a situation, it is not always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid. It is logical and understandable.
"If they want me, they have to contact Chelsea. We'll see. But they have not done that. What is certain is that one day I will return to Madrid. I love Spain, I love the city, I spent three wonderful years there [with Atletico Madrid]. It is there that I became an adult."