Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has hinted that he could play for the club for the next 10 years after enjoying a fine debut campaign on English soil.
As reported by Goal.com, Courtois, who arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer after spending a successful three year spell on loan at La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, has admitted that he doesn't know what the future holds for him, but has insisted that it would be good if he remains at Stamford Bridge for the next decade.
In fact, the Belgian international has declared that he's intent on winning a number of trophies with the club, as he goes in search of constant improvement under the guidance of Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to Goal, the shot-stopper stated: "I cannot say what the future holds for me but Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Being here is great and I’m looking forward to winning a lot of trophies with this team.
"If it’s for 10 years then good, if it’s for less then maybe also. We never know what the future holds but hopefully for the moments and years that I’m here we can win as many trophies as possible."
Interest from Madrid
One thing's for sure, Courtois' latest comments regarding his long term future at the club will most certainly please the club's fans after he was linked with a return to the Spanish capital.
After starring at Atletico, recent reports from the London Evening Standard claimed that the goalkeeper was interested in a summer switch to Real Madrid, but that potential move now seemingly appears extremely unlikely.
He can emulate Cech
And there's no reason why the 'keeper can't emulate Petr Cech's incredible stint at Stamford Bridge. 33-year-old goalkeeper Cech may well leave the club behind this summer, but he will depart as a club-legend after playing a fine role between the sticks at the club for many, many years.
Ultimately, Courtois is already recognised as one of the leading young goalkeepers in world football, and he's seemingly at the right place to continue his development in the game.
Courtois, of course, wants to secure as many trophies as possible, and you'd have to back him to achieve great success at Chelsea, especially with Mourinho in charge. He may well become the best goalkeeper in world football over the coming years.
Chelsea fans: Do you agree? Will Courtois become the world's best at your club? Have your say in the comments section below!