Atletico’s Alderweireld thinks Courtois should leave the Blues.
Thibaut Courtois should leave Chelsea according to the goalkeeper’s current Atletico Madrid and Belgium team-mate Toby Alderweireld.
The 21-year-old is currently in the stopper’s third successive season on-loan with Atleti after the Blues signed the Belgian from Genk in the summer of 2011.
However, with Petr Cech still considered No.1 at Stamford Bridge it’s unknown what sort of role Courtois will play at the west London club next term and Alderweireld has advised the youngster to leave.
“He does not want to sit on the bench for eight games then play for one,” the Atletico centre-back told Sky Sports.
“He is very smart and I think it would be a good choice for him to maybe stay with Atletico, or go to another club where he will be number one.”
Courtois is remaining quiet on the Belgium international’s future, but with many rating the player as one of the best ‘keepers in the world and clubs with the stature of Barcelona interested, the starlet will hardly be short of potential suitors.
Jose Mourinho meanwhile faces a dilemna if the Portuguese coach wants to hold onto the stopper, as it would mean sacrificing Cech – one of the best players between the sticks in Premier League history.
However, the Czech Republic international is over a decade older than Courtois and therefore Mourinho may be better placed looking to the future – but it would mean showing a lack of loyalty and respect to the past.
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