On Tuesday, Thibaut Courtois Said that he never had an agreement to sign for Barcelona.
Javier Bordas, a former board member at Barcelona, said that Barcelona could have signed Thibaut Courtois in 2014, but the Real Madrid keeper revealed that that never happened: “I don’t know why that’s been said, it’s not true.”
The Real Madrid keeper said on Tuesday that he never had an agreement to sign for Barcelona. That goes against what Javier Bordas, a former Barca board member said.
“It’s not true there was an agreement. I was a Chelsea player and I played for Atletico Madrid on loan. They knew I wanted to return to Chelsea and I wanted to play there. I don’t know why this has been said, but it’s not true,” Courtois said in a press conference prior to Belgium’s match against Denmark in the Nations League.
The goalkeeper had been asked about comments made by Javier Bordas to ‘Cadena COPE’ who said that a deal with the footballer “was done”, but that the board went for Marc Andre ter-Stegen instead.
“I don’t think I have to comment on things people say in papers and things like that. I think people know that my dream has always been to play for Real Madrid and I’m happy here,” he said.
In the same press conference, looking ahead to the match with Denmark, Courtois commented that he remembers watching Peter Schmeichel as a child growing up, but that his rolemodels were others.
“I remember him, but my idols were Van der Sar and Casillas.” the Real Madrid keeper concluded.