Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a two-year contract extension with the club, keeping him at the Bernabeu till 2026. The Belgian had initially signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid after completing his move from Chelsea in 2018.
Thibaut Courtois Extends Real Madrid Contract
One of the Best Players for Real Madrid in the Last Couple of Seasons
Courtois has been a great addition to Real Madrid following his move from Chelsea. The goalkeeper had a tough start to life in Madrid, but soon turned the tide and has arguably been one of the best players for Los Blancos over the last couple of seasons.
The Belgian was one of the stars for Real Madrid during their 2019/20 season. Courtois finished that season with over 17 clean sheets, becoming the first Real Madrid goalkeeper to do so since 1994/95. He was also the recipient of the Zamora trophy after conceding just 20 goals in 34 matches. The Belgian also became the first player in almost 65 years to win La Liga with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Courtois is now one of the undisputed starters in Real Madrid’s line-up. The goalkeeper has now made 130 appearances for Los Blancos since his move from Chelsea.
What Was Said
Thibaut Courtois expressed his delight at signing the new contract on his personal website. The goalkeeper posted: “The atmosphere in the changing rooms. The sound of fans cheering from the stands. Three years later, I’m happy to announce my contract extension with Real Madrid until 2026. My family and friends recently asked me where I’d like to play in the coming years. My answer remains the same today as it was when I was a little boy: Real Madrid. Adding two more years in the best shirt in the world makes that childhood dream even sweeter. I love being a part of Real Madrid. It’s a blessing to extend my family at home with a whole new one on the field.
“Prolonging my relationship with the Real Madrid family until 2026 is a true honour. Real Madrid is my home, and I’m grateful to be so warmly welcomed here. To me, this extension is a reward for my efforts over the past year. It encourages me to work even harder and give my all to the best club in the world. Over the next five years, I will do my best together with our team to acquire new trophies for our Madridistas.
“It’s no secret that winning the Champions League with Real Madrid is at the top of my wish list. But here’s a promise from me to you – I’ll start every match like there’s a trophy at stake. This club and its fans deserve that. Real Madrid already has a well-stocked trophy cabinet. Still, I would be very proud if I could look back and say that my teammates and I added a few more cups to the glorious history of this club. I’m looking forward to a bright future with Real Madrid.”