On-loan Blues keeper prefers Spanish capital to London.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois has told his employers that he would rather carry on playing on loan for La Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid next season than return to Stamford Bridge to warm the substitutes’ bench, reports the Daily Mirror.
The giant Belgium international has still to make his full debut for the Blues, having signed for the Champions League holders from Belgium Jupiter League side Genk in the summer of 2011, only to be immediately loaned out to Atletico for the entire 2011/12 campaign.
And the 21-year-old shot stopper proved to be such an overwhelming success in the Spanish capital in his first season with the La Liga giants that they kept hold of him for this campaign as well, with Courtois recently even setting a new club record having gone a mammoth 820 minutes without letting in a league goal at the Vincente Calderon.
“I am happy, I like my life here, my team-mates. It is not just my decision, Chelsea and Atletico also have to talk,” Courtois said.
“But everyone knows I like it here and, if I can, I want to stay.”