The agent of Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois has urged the Blues to accept an offer from Real Madrid after revealing the Belgian has asked to leave Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old has entered the final year of his deal at Chelsea and has intimated that he will walk away for free next summer if he’s not allowed to join Real Madrid. Courtois has had his heart set on a return to Spain for the last 12 months as his children currently reside in Madrid. Maurizio Sarri confirmed on Friday that he was hopeful that Courtois will stay but the Belgian’s agent has revealed he’s asked to leave and told Chelsea to accept Madrid’s offer.
‘I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club that the best option for him is to move to Madrid,’ Christophe Henrotay told the Sun. ‘For him this is a big decision because he wants to be near his family, and there is an offer in place for Chelsea to accept.’
Sarri had suggested that it was up to Courtois to hand in a transfer request in order for him to force through the move. ‘At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper of the club, of Chelsea, and so I don’t know in the future. It depends on the club,’ said Sarri. ‘It depends especially on him I think. But I hope that Courtois will be our goalkeeper.’