Chelsea Transfers: Youngster worried Blues return could ruin his World Cup chances in 2014

Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea (Wikimedia Commons)

Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea (Wikimedia Commons)

Chelsea have a problem that could be described as both a good and bad one. The Blues have two of the best goalkeepers in the game currently on the books.

At the age of 31, Petr Cech is in his prime for the Blues and still looks to have many years left at the top of his game. The Blues also have 21-year-old Belgian international star, Thibaut Courtois waiting in the wings to take over when Cech is ready to move on or hang up his gloves.

The issue has arisen that after two stellar seasons in Spain on loan to Atletico Madrid, Courtois has made 94 appearances and lifted the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League, 2011-12 UEFA Super Cup as well as the 2012-13 Spanish Copa Del Rey but still has no place in the Chelsea first team.

He is believed to be set to return to Chelsea this summer and remain their for next season, but the player himself has expressed worry that a return to Chelsea without a first team place could destroy his chances of retaining his place as the first choice keeper for Belgium heading into the 2014 World Cup?

“We have not made a decision on my future. We will wait until the end of the season. But I have spoken to Chelsea and they have allowed me to make a decision.

But now I’m focused on Atletico and Belgium. My dream is to increase my level and play in the World Cup in 2014.”

Although incoming boss Jose Mourinho is believed to have Courtois in his long term plans, their is suggestion that the player needs to go on loan for the next season to a club in England to adapt to the English style of play as opposed to his previous two campaigns in Spain:

“The Premier League is different to Spain. I think Chelsea want me to adapt with a loan deal but I would prefer to play for Atletico in the Champions League rather than a team which fights for eighth place in the Premier League.

I know Chelsea don’t want to loan me to another big English team and I understand that but it is a difficult situation.”

There is still much to be decided, but it is certain that whomever gets the rights to Courtois services next season are going to have an excellent young talent in their goal.

3 Comments on "Chelsea Transfers: Youngster worried Blues return could ruin his World Cup chances in 2014"

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Please stay in chelsea we love u

  2. Macpaul Wisdom says:

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