Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has echoed the sentiments of fellow on-loan star Romelu Lukaku and claimed he has no desire to return to Stamford Bridge just yet.
The Belgian was bought by the Blues from Racing Genk in the summer of 2011 and immediately loaned out to Atletico Madrid after the sale of David de Gea to Manchester United.
Courtois cemented his place as the Spanish side’s number one and was in goal for Atletico’s victorious Europa League win last season.
However, Petr Cech is still the undoubted number one at Chelsea and the 20-year-old would likely have to take to the bench for some time before getting an opportunity in the starting XI.
This may be weighing on his mind as his latest comments suggested he was not so keen to be a number two at Stamford Bridge and voiced a desire to remain at the Vicente Calderon.
“I am Chelsea player, but I am happy here. I'll have to see what is best for them but I would be very happy if I stayed here for another year,” he is quoted as saying in a report by talkSPORT.
"I still haven't spoken to Chelsea though. If I can't play for them, then Atletico is the best club I can be at.
"It would be important for me and the club to make the Champions League next season. I am very happy here.”
Courtois is not the only young Belgian to be signed by Chelsea, sent out on loan and consequently voice happiness at staying away from the west Londoners.
Striker Romelu Lukaku is proving to be something a of a success on loan at West Brom and this week said he wanted to stay on with the Baggies even longer than the end of this season.
Winger Kevin de Bruyne was sent to Werder Bremen on a season-long loan in August last year and he also claimed he would be happy to stay with the Bundesliga club.