Thibaut Courtois has confirmed that he is about to sign a new contract with Chelsea. The 22-year-old goalkeeper has edged in front of Petr Cech to become the first choice at Chelsea.
However, speculation about his future has continued with the player having only two years left on his contract. Cech also has less than 24 months left on his deal, but it is widely believed that he will leave the club in January should he fail to get back the No.1 spot.
Courtois made it clear that he would not sign a contract unless he was given full commitment from Chelsea that he would be the No.1. According to Sky Sports, he said:
“It’s not yet signed. I am here with the national team so it is difficult, but when I am back at Chelsea I will probably sign the new contract.
“We don’t talk about the situation [competition with Cech], but of course I know he has played 10 years at Chelsea and that now I am playing and for him it’s not the nicest situation. But that is the decision of the board and the trainer.
“He is working hard in training to be ready when I cannot play or I am maybe not playing well. We work well together.”
The Belgian international is expected to sign a new five year deal that will see his wages increase from the current £30,000 per week to £80,000 per week.
More importantly, we will be able to enjoy the presence of someone who is already regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.