Liga - Courtois set for Atletico Madrid stay

Thibaut Courtois said that he is staying at Atletico Madrid for next season but hopes to break into the Chelsea team afterwards.

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Thibaut Courtois (Atlético de Madrid)

Atleti have been in talks with Courtois’s parent club Chelsea over extending his loan stay at the Vicente Calderon to a third year, after two impressive campaigns so far.

Yesterday saw the 21-year-old indicate that a decision over his future was now resolved, telling reporters after Belgium’s game against Serbia that he would reveal his future on Saturday.

At that press conference, the goalkeeper confirmed that he will be back with Atletico for 2013-14.

“I will be returning to Atletico for another season,” Courtois is quoted by vi.nl as telling reporters. “There I can continue to keep my place as first choice with Belgium.

“Over the course of the season, we will then see if I will return to London.”

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