Courtois wants to stay at Atletico until at least 2014.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he would like another year on-loan at Atletico Madrid before he challenges Petr Cech for the No.1 jersey at Stamford Bridge.
Courtois has spent the last two seasons at the Vicente Calderon Stadium since signing for the Blues from Belgian side Genk in 2011.
Yet despite having been away from his new club for so long, the 21-year-old would like to play in La Liga for one more season before returning to West London – tweeting ‘I want to stay here one more year to continue sharing joy with you!’
— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) May 27, 2013
It was thought that Chelsea would want to bring their young ‘keeper back to the club to provide competition for Cech, with the likely release of current sub-goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.
However, with Courtois enjoying such a huge amount of first team football with Atleti it is unknown whether the Belgium international would be willing to revert back to being second choice.
The youngster has played all but three of the Spanish club’s La Liga matches in the past two seasons and was instrumental in their Europa League triumph of 2012.
Courtois’ performances during the current campaign have helped Atletico confirm another season in the Champions League, although the Madrid side may look a little weaker next season with the expected departure of hit-man Radamel Falcao to AS Monaco.
It will be interesting to see what plans expected new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has for his want-away young goalkeeper for the 2013/14 campaign.