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Courtois claims he will stay at Atletico

June 8, 2013
By ESPN staff

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has indicated he will remain at Atletico Madrid for another season.

Thibaut Courtois and Falcao Europa League celebration
GettyImagesCourtois (right) has impressed during his two years in Madrid

Courtois, 21, has spent two campaigns on loan at Atletico since signing for the Blues from Genk in 2011, with Petr Cech the Premier League side's first-choice shot-stopper.

The Belgium international has impressed in Madrid, winning the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, and looks set for a third year at Atletico.

He was quoted by media in Spain and Belgium as saying at a national team press conference in Kortrijk: "I've chosen to stay at Atletico.

"I have to continue playing and at Chelsea there's (Petr) Cech who has always been a great goalkeeper.

"At Atletico I'm sure I can play and I can continue to be the first-choice keeper of the Red Devils (Belgium). In the course of the season, we will see if I return to London."