Previous
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United
12:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Southampton
Chelsea
2:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Manchester City
Burnley
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
West Ham United
Arsenal
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Newcastle United
Everton
4:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Sunderland
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Hull City
Leicester City
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Courtois in limbo over future

Thibaut Courtois has suggested that Chelsea’s next manager will decide if he spends another season on loan at Atletico Madrid or returns to Stamford Bridge next term.

Thibaut Courtois has made 52 appearances for Atletico Madrid in all competitions this season
Courtois has impressed during his time at Atletico

Courtois, 20, is coming towards the end of a second year gaining experience at the Liga club. Atletico are keen for him to stay as he has followed impressive performances in helping the club win the 2011-12 Europa League trophy last season, with a key role in their current push for Champions League qualification.

The senior Belgium international told AS that he had expected his future to be decided around now, but Chelsea were waiting for their future boss - whoever that might be - to make the final call.

“It was thought there would be some news around now, at the start of April, but Chelsea have asked for a bit more time,” Courtois said. “They are in the process of signing a new manager. They want to consult with him about next season. We must wait a little more.”

The former Genk 'keeper said the speculation over his future was making things a little difficult for him, and he would be happy to remain at Atletico where he is very happy.

“Everyone asks me about my future, it is all very complicated,” he said. “I will give everything for Atletico until June 1, and I want to make sure we qualify for the Champions League. And if I am here next season, well, good. I am very happy with the club and with the fans.

"If it was just up to me I would be delighted to stay here another year, but the clubs must find an agreement. We must see what Chelsea wants, but everyone knows I am very happy at Atletico.”

 

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.