Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has provided an update on the recent transfer gossip involving his team-mate Eden Hazard.
The Belgian duo have a long history of playing together for club and country, having been team-mates at Stamford Bridge and Santiago Bernabeu, as well as for Belgium’s national team.
With Hazard’s future at Santiago Bernabeu doubt at the moment after endured a difficult spell, reports in Spain have suggested that the Belgian star is eyeing a return to Stamford Bridge in upcoming summer window.
However, shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois has insists he believes he won’t be leaving Real Madrid despite Italian outlet Calciomercato, also reports that Hazard is amongst candidates to sign by the European champions.
‘I’m 100% sure he’s staying,’ Courtois told Le Soir. ‘He doesn’t want to move. Only the Madrid press writes about the desire to leave.
‘He wants to continue, play free of injuries and win titles.
‘At Real Madrid there is criticism all the time and for everyone. Gareth Bale was criticized, but he won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kyiv.
We all know that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans. But Eden can handle that. I know him well enough to say it. He can still change everything. He still wants to be an important player for Madrid and win titles.’