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Thibaut Courtois: The most wanted goalkeeper in Europe?

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Is Chelsea's (his parent club) or Atletico Madrid (his loan club) Thibaut Courtois the most wanted goalkeeper in Europe, as it has been rumoured in recent days that he could be potentially going to Barcelona as the long-term replacement for Victor Valdes or the long-term replacement for Iker Casillas at Real Madrid.

While Courtois and his father have laughed off these rumours, with Courtois's father suggesting that it is mind-games by both teams to unsettle Atletico and Courtois at such a crucial time in the season.

He is an Atletico player this season and I'm sure with the performances he has put in the two and a half years as he's in the third season of a loan spell with Atletico, this season especially he has shown for them, how talented a goalkeeper he is as with crucial saves in matches plus with helping Atletico this season challenge for the title, plus getting them into the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey before they lost to Real Madrid, while being influential in getting them to the Champions League quarter-finals.

It is safe to say that at only 21 and had a lot of game-time not only while he was Genk playing 41 games especially being crucial in their title winning season in 2010/11, while he's played 100 games already for Atletico while earning 14 caps for Belgium.

That alone is mightily impressive as clearly shows he has a high amount of big-game experience, it's easily understandable why he is highly sought-after by the big three in regards to Spain, but will Chelsea look at replacing Petr Cech soon - despite him only being 31, the only person who may know best is Courtois, but will it be either as a season by season loan deal to Atletico or a permanent deal in the summer a possibility?


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