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Chelsea need to keep Courtois

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Chelsea need to keep hold of on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois if they want to succeed in the future.

The Blues bought the young Belgian in July 2011 for a fee of around £7.9 million and immediately sent him out on loan to Spanish club Atlético Madrid.

Three years down the line and Courtois is in his third year at the Vicente Calderon, but is now coy over his future.

Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld spoke of the young goalkeeper highly, and was quoted by Sky Sports saying: "He is incredible. He can do everything.

"He is good with the ball, he is good with his feet and he is great on his line. I don't think he has a weak point and I think he can be the best keeper in the world.

"I see him in training every day and I see him in games and I doubt there are any keepers better than him."

Even former team-mate and superstar striker Radamel Falcao was impressed with the young Belgian.

"Thibaut Courtois? He is a good friend and the best goalkeeper in the world."

It is certainly true that Chelsea have a promising you starlet on their hands, but Jose Mourinho needs to tie him down to a long contract and make him the number one goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge.

As a Chelsea fan it is hard for me to say this, but Petr Čech may need to move to the number two spot to succeed in the future. Čech at the moment is in good form for the Blues - excluding a few mistakes - and always shows why he should maintain his position in the first-team.

However, Chelsea and Čech might need to have a talk about building for the future with Courtois being number one and Čech playing in less important games. He could also help Courtois become one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and with him only being 21, he has a lot of time left in his career to demonstrate to everyone else that he can be the best.

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