The circumstances in which Courtois left Stamford Bridge were nothing short of a disgrace. This club gave him everything he wanted, yet he showed us zero respect, opting to go AWOL and miss training in order to force through a move to Real Madrid.
Courtois has recently claimed that Marina Granovskaia went back on her promise to let him leave the club. He claims that his departure was prearranged with Marina, who then made his exit from the club more complicated than he thought.
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea’s hierarchy are not happy at all. They acknowledge that they were open to the idea of Courtois leaving if a replacement was found, but there was certainly no promises made between the parties.
Chelsea were prepared to make Courtois the best-paid goalkeeper on the planet if he decided to stay and sign a new contract, but he refused and went on strike. Yet, he’s painting himself as an angel in the media.
Honestly, who cares? Courtois is both an overrated goalkeeper and an utter bastard. In Kepa Arrizabalaga we have a BETTER shot-stopper, with BETTER distribution, and more importantly, a BETTER attitude. We’ve come out best in this.