During the season there had been concern amongst fans that Courtois could be used in a deal for Radamel Falcao and some were unsure if he’d remain happy to be a Blue if he was kept out on loan, but the Belgian says he has faith in the West London club’s youth policy.
“Chelsea have the young players that maybe in two or three years’ time can win everything.
“I signed with Chelsea, not just because it is a big club but also because of its commitment to young players.
“I want to be part of Chelsea history.”
It’s likely that his fate will be decided by the next manager and when pressed on who that man may be, the 21-year-old replied:
“There are lots of rumours; well, one rumour in particular.”
Obviously he was referring to Mourinho in that last sentence there and the Portuguese coach has already spoken about the youngster whilst at Real Madrid.
“He is a fantastic young goalkeeper with massive potential.
“If the new manager says, ‘I want Courtois as my first choice’, that is how it will be, but Petr Cech is a world-class goalkeeper who plays every game at such a high level.
“His club will decide where he plays next season; and his club is Chelsea.”
I think Courtois is likely to go back out on loan next season as he has to be playing regular football and will be happy as long as he is. There’s no doubt that he’s good enough to step in for Cech when the time comes but he isn’t a number two goalkeeper, so there’s no benefit on sitting him on the bench and just playing him in cup matches.
Courtois should stay at Atletico where he’s doing very well, has become a cult figure with his ‘Thibauting’ and he has been successful there in terms of silverware. During his time in the Spanish capital he has won the Europa League, Super Cup and Copa del Rey.