Thibaut Courtois moves to Real Madrid for 35 million euros

Aug 10, 2018, 09:02 IST | mid-day online desk

Chelsea confirmed his departure with a statement on their website, signing off with praise for their former goalkeeper. "He has played an important role in the club's success, and we wish him the best of luck for the future," it read

Thibaut Courtois moves to Real Madrid for 35 million euros
Thibaut Courtois (left) with Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez during his unveiling yesterday

Thibaut Courtois has completed his move to Real Madrid from Chelsea. The Belgium international, named best goalkeeper at the World Cup this summer, has signed a six-year deal after completing a medical yesterday.

Courtois, 26, had a year remaining on his Chelsea deal and did not report for training with the Blues this week, before the transfer was agreed for a reported 35 million euros (R278 cr). A video on Real Madrid's official Twitter feed showed Courtois signing his contract alongside club president Florentino Perez.

Chelsea confirmed his departure with a statement on their website, signing off with praise for their former goalkeeper. "He has played an important role in the club's success, and we wish him the best of luck for the future," it read. Courtois passed a medical at Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital and was later unveiled as a Real player at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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