Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid which will keep him at the club until 2026.
Courtois joined Los Blancos 2018 from Chelsea and has since established himself as Real’s starting goalkeeper. He has made 130 appearances for the club so far in all competitions and kept 52 zeros.
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During that time, he has helped Real lift some silver as well, winning the La Liga and Supercopa de Espana titles in 2020 and also winning the Club World Cup 2018. He was also recently awarded a commemorative jersey by President Florentino Perez after playing his 100th league games for the club.
On Monday, the good news for Courtois continued with Real announcing that he has signed new terms with the club. He is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and recorded the best save percentage in La Liga last semester.
Courtois extension aside, Real have had a quiet summer in terms of revenue. David Alaba is the only newcomer to sign a free transfer after the Bayern Munich contract expired at the end of last season. Real have, however, been strengthened by Gareth Bale’s and Luka Jovic’s return from loan spells at Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.
However, there have been two high-profile departures. The legendary defender Sergio Ramos has left and chooses to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer. Meanwhile, his longtime midfield partner Raphael Varane has signed for Manchester United. Brahim Diaz and Takefusa Kubo have left on loan and joined Milan and Mallorca respectively.
There may also be additional sales as the club prepares for a hectic transfer in 2022. Long-term goals Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe may both be available on free transfers during the summer, with Martin Odegaard one of the players at risk of being moved on to fund those moves.