Chelsea Transfers: 5 Goalkeepers Who Could Replace Thibaut Courtois This Summer

With Courtois on his way out, we take look at five goalkeepers worthy of being his replacement.

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Thibaut Courtois has been linked with Real Madrid for several months now, as the La Liga titans look for a solid No.1 between the sticks next season. Courtois' performances for Chelsea throughout the years have been sublime, and it's no wonder he's regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Courtois' reputation was bolstered even further following his tip-top form in this summer's World Cup. He and his country, Belgium, reached the semi-finals, before they were knocked out by France.

Chelsea signed Courtois in the summer of 2011 from KRC Genk for just £8m. The 19-year-old was predicted to be the "next big thing" at the time, and he's certainly proven that he has what it takes to potentially be the best in the world one day.

Whilst Courtois has not openly stated that he is unhappy at Stamford Bridge, most fans can at least accept that an offer from Los Blancos might be too hard to resist. After all, he's achieved a lot in the Premier League already, so a new challenge in a new competition might be just what his career needs. Transfermarkt value the Belgian shot-stopper at a whopping £58m, but whether Madrid will meet the price tag remains to be seen.


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