Atlético secure Courtois loan extension

The club have confirmed the Belgian goalkeeper will return for another season

atletico will keep thibaut courtois for another season

Courtois kisses his own beautiful reflection
(chelsea.theoffside.com)

Atlético have announced on their official website that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will remain in Madrid for another year, as a loan agreement with Chelsea for the young Belgian has been reached.

The news does not come as a surprise. Reports have been circulating for weeks now claiming all parties involved would be agreeable to an extension of the ‘keeper’s stay at the Vicente Calderón.

Financial details about the deal have not been released, but the Spanish press have stated on several occasions that Atleti will pay a €750,000 fee to retain their starting goalie, who played a crucial role in helping los Rojiblancos to their second Europa League title in three years.

According to ABC Punto Radio reporter Diana Sanchidrián, there is no clause in the agreement preventing Courtois from taking part in the UEFA Super Cup.

Barring a major surprise, the 20-year-old will be facing off against his parent club in Monaco on the 31st of August.


  • leika

    Great news but I would prefer someone who will stay with us for years like Asenjo. I think that overall the one who stands in our goal isnt that important. What I want to say is that I dont think Courtois is that much better than Asenjo. Btw I would like to see Veloso in our team. He is a world class defensive midfielder with quite good tehnique and passing skills and he wouldnt be that expensive if we’d sell Assuncao, Micael and Garcia. But instead he is probably going to Dinamo Kyiv which I think is a total waste. Please share your opinions (I know that we are not related to him).

  • good we have a goalkeeper and now we need a striker and defensive midfielder. yilmaz and capoue

  • Yon

    Veloso has not been good since he left Sporting Lisbon, very lazy player, ok at passing but nothing special!

    Steve Davis from Rangers, great utility player!

  • JimboWithTheDancingShoes

    I Think it would be a great signing. Veloso just played a very succesfull European cup with Portugal. So he is full of confidens;) and he would be a great backup, if not starter!