Chelsea are getting close to sealing the deal on a £5 million transfer for Petr Cech’s long term replacement, Thibault Courtois and the youngster is extremely pleased with the faith that Chelsea have in his ability.
According to the Daily Mirror the player’s father and Chelsea are currently discussing personal terms after an agreement regarding his transfer was signed on Wednesday. Courtois was earning £80,000 per year at Genk and will be due for a huge pay rise.
Speaking on the Radio Courtois said: “It’s wonderful that they Chelsea have such confidence in me and see me as the successor of Petr Cech. Chelsea has a great sporting level and I can grow at ease for a few years until I reach the first team.”
Courtois was a key factor in Genk’s title win last season and the club would rather that he stayed in Belgium. That is why Courtois may be loaned back to Genk until he is ready to join the Blues in Stamford Bridge in a couple of seasons.
Meanwhile Chelsea are continuing in their efforts to bring younger players into the squad by taking an interest in Wycombe’s 18-year-old midfielder Kadeem Harris, named League Two’s Apprentice of the Year
for last season.