Thibaut Courtois refuses he is in swap deal for Atletico star Radamel Falcao
Chelsea are being linked to the transfer of Rafael Falcao once again. According to reports, Chelsea are preparing a swap deal for the Atletico Madrid striker with cash and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois going to the Spanish side.
Thibaut Courtois has announced that the last thing Chelsea want to do is sell him. The young Belgian international also claims that there is no truth to the tales of Radamel Falcao’s move to Chelsea.
The 20-year-old Belgian blasted reports suggest Chelsea were going to offer him in a transfer deal for Radamel Falcao this summer. Thibaut Courtois, who is currently playing on-loan at Atletico Madrid, is considered to be one of the brightest talents in Europe.
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has failed to present us with a clear statement on this topic. However, it can be clearly stated Chelsea’s love for Radamel Falcao has caused a lot of unrest in Madrid and London.
“The last thing Chelsea want to do is sell me,” Thibaut Courtois said in an interview to the Belgian broadcaster RTBF. “The Blues have made it clear to me.”
Thibaut Courtois claims Chelsea’s first-choice for goalkeeper Petr Cech still has two years before the Blues decide to put his faith in him. Thibaut Courtois understands he needs to mature as a player before that decision is made.
“Maybe they are not telling me the truth, but I don’t believe that,” Thibaut Courtois continued. “The whole story [of the Falcao exchange] is nonsense.”
Thibaut Courtois started his professional football career when he was only a 16-year-old at Racing Genk. After Manchester United got hold of Atletico Madrid’s shot-stopper David de Gea, the Spanish side decided to test their fate in the on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper.
So far, the results have been quite impressive. Thibaut Courtois is considered to be the long term replacement for Petr Cech at Chelsea. Nonetheless, Chelsea would be willing lose the services of Thibaut Courtois in they are able to acquire services of the Colombian goal-scoring machine Radamel Falcao.