THIBAUT COURTOIS signed for Real Madrid yesterday and immediately talked up the chances of former Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard joining him at the Bernabeu.
The Belgium goalkeeper has signed a six-year deal after completing a medical in the Spanish capital.
Courtois had a year left on his Chelsea deal and did not report for training with the Blues this week, forcing the London club’s hand, with a fee of £31.5million quickly agreed with the European champions.
The 26-year-old posed for pictures on the pitch before speaking to the media, when he said he would love to be reunited with reported Madrid target Hazard — who remains at Chelsea for the time being.
‘He’s a wonderful player,’ Courtois said of his compatriot. ‘I’d love to play alongside him again and we’ll have to see what happens in the future. If he ends up here one day, that would be brilliant.’
Earlier, angry Chelsea supporters left negative replies on an Instagram post from Courtois. He later deleted the post but again thanked everyone involved with Chelsea once he had completed the move to Madrid.