- Thibaut Courtois is set to sign a contract that will make him the best paid goalkeeper in the world
- The Belgian will be earning double what he is earning now, from £100,000-a-week to £200,000-a-week new deal
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Courtois’ current contract ends in the summer of 2019, worth £100-000 per week. Signing a contract extension will double the shot-stopper’s salary, making him the best paid goalkeeper in the world.
When speaking after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, Courtois revealed that talks with the Blues will continue in the near future.
The Telegraph quotes Courtois saying:
“We will wait a few weeks and then sit around the table – I’m happy at Chelsea and a deal is close.”
What about Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea?
Not only did Courtois talk about his contract update, he also revealed what pathway Eden Hazard will take.
Courtois believes that the decision he is likely to make will influence his compatriot’s decision making, as The Telegraph reports.
“He will say, ‘If you sign, I will sign’ and I say the same to him.”
The 25-year-old also went on to describe Hazard as irreplaceable.
Both players certainly showed their qualities and influence in the team in our visit to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.