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Real Madrid and Chelsea agree €35 million deal for Thibaut Courtois

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Belgium v England: 3rd Place Playoff - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed a €35 million deal for Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to a report from RMC.

Courtois had one year left on his contract with Chelsea, that being the reason why the London-based club were forced to accept such a low offer from Madrid. The keeper completed an excellent 2018 FIFA World Cup and has been starting for Chelsea ever since he left Atletico de Madrid.

Courtois wanted to return to the Spanish capital because his family lives there. Real Madrid needed an elite goalkeeper and it’s clear that Courtois is the perfect player at the right price.

The deal will become official this week and Courtois might be able to defend Real’s goal in the European Super Cup against Atletico de Madrid this August, although that will ultimately depend on how many days off he gets after the World Cup, where he reached the Semifinals.