Chelsea want starlet stopper as Cech successor

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Genk goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claims Chelsea want him to replace Petr Cech in the future.

The 19-year-old is highly rated in his Belgian homeland after staring for Genk during their title winning campaign last season.

And according to the stopper, Chelsea have ear-marked him to replace their current keeper, Petr Cech.

"It's wonderful that they (Chelsea) have such confidence in me and see me as the successor of Petr Cech," Courtois told FM Brussel.


"Chelsea has a great sporting level and I can grow at ease for a few years until I reach the first team.

"This will not happen in a year or two, but three, four or five years. I might as well develop myself quietly."

"No matter what happens, I'll play again next season in the Genk jersey.

"Maybe I'll stay two years, it will depend on how I develop here. Then we'll see if I will be lent to an English team."

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