Chelsea will sell goalkeeper Petr Cech to make way for Thibaut Courtois, says Belgian manager Marc Wilmots.
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has had his say on the goalkeeping situation at Chelsea according to The Metro, with the former star of the Belgian national team saying that he expects Jose Mourinho to sell Petr Cech this summer to make way for the returning Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois, who made a couple of impressive saves as Belgium needed a late goal to edge Russia 1-0 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, returns to Stamford Bridge on the back of a fine season on loan at La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and is widely believed to have overtaken Cech to become possibly the finest goalkeeper on the planet.
The 22 year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for Chelsea since signing for The Blues from Belgian Jupiler League side Genk in 2011, instead spending three consecutive seasons on loan in La Liga with Atletico Madrid.
It is this bizarre situation that has meant that Courtois’ return to Stamford Bridge will make the Belgian feel like a new signing for the club’s fans, who will be keen to see him translate his performance for Atletico and Belgium to the English Premier League.
Belgium have already qualified from Group H of the World Cup after taking six points from games against Algeria and Russia, meaning that Wilmots’ side are likely to avoid a quarter final clash against Germany.