The Sun and Daily Mail reports that Barcelona are chasing Thibaut Courtois as a replacement for Victor Valdes. The Belgian goalkeeper is on loan from Chelsea to Athletico Madrid where he has been enjoying a successful stint as their No.1 . The 20 year old is set to return to Chelsea at the end of the season but Barcelona officials have contacted Stamford Bridge about his availability.
With David De Gea’s departure from Athletico to United, the Spanish club hounded the market for a replacement and set their eyes on a move for a permanent goalkeeper. They were only able to capture Thibaut though, who moved to Chelsea for 8 million from Genk. He recently signed a 5 year deal and looks like he’ll man the bars for Chelsea in the forthcoming years.
Chelsea never had the problem of goalkeepers as they had a reliant Petr Cech for almost a decade. Thibaut has learnt his trade from the Czech captain and Chelsea really would not want to lose him as he is guaranteed to end up as a top player in future.
What do you guys think? Should we even think about of letting him go?