Thibaut Courtois has agreed a new five year contract with west London club Chelsea, as reported by the club’s official website.
Having replaced Petr Cech to become the club’s new first choice keeper this season, the Stamford Bridge club clearly saw it as important that they tied Courtois down to a new agreement.
The Belgian international goalkeeper impressed considerably while on loan at Atletico Madrid for several years, even playing a role as the Spanish club progressed past Chelsea in last season’s Champions League.
Courtois has come to be regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in world football today, especially after performing excellently regularly last season as the Madrid club won an unlikely La Liga title, pipping the vastly better resourced Real Madrid and Barcelona to the crown.
They also reached the final of the Champions League, and were it not for a last minute equaliser in normal time from Sergio Ramos, they would have also won that.
Courtois said, regarding his new deal: “I’m very happy with this new deal, it’s really nice to have signed this new contract for five years.
“My future was already sorted but it’s nice to know I’m going to be here for another five years and now I can just concentrate on playing games.”