Courtois eyeing Spain return

Courtois eyeing Spain return

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted his heart is with Atletico Madrid and insists he is keen on returning to Spain.

The 24-year-old joined the Blues in 2011 from Genk but was immediately loaned out to Atletico Madrid for three seasons where he won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Europa League.

The Belgium international is now the number one at Stamford Bridge after returning to England but has hinted at moving on eventually.

Courtois revealed that he was left in tears when his time in Spain came to an end and insists he is keen on returning to Spain in the future.

When asked if he would be interested in returning to Atletico, Courtois said: “Yes, but not only because of the club, but how Madrid is and the whole country.

“I feel half Spanish. When I said goodbye I had a bad time. I had cold blood, it was not easy. I cried.

“From the first minute I fell in love with Spain for its people, lifestyle, food… I still eat dinner and then have an afternoon nap, most of the television I see is Spanish… I am half Spanish.”