Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has admitted his admiration for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois is on-loan at Atletico from Chelsea and being linked with Barca as a replacement for Victor Valdes. Courtois has earned rave reviews for his performances – helping Diego Simeone’s side to eight consecutive La Liga victories.
Earlier this week reports emerged in Spain that Courtois had set his heart on remaining in the country long-term and was keen on replacing the outgoing Victor Valdes at Barcelona next summer.
“He’s a great goalie and I like him. I met him once at a restaurant in Madrid and we got along well,” said Rosell.
“But (sports chief Andoni) Zubizarreta will make this decision.”