Courtois reveals why he ditched Chelsea for Real Madrid

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/08/2018

Real Madrid new signing Thibaut Courtois has revealed the real reason why he ditched Chelsea for the European Champions.

Courtois refused to turn up for Chelsea pre-season tournament and also failed to resume to training beyond the stipulated time so as to force a move out of the club.

Courtois wants to actualize his dream to return to Madrid city where he spent some loan spell with city rivals Atletico Madrid before he moved on permanent base to Chelsea where he spent three seasons with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Courtois said at his official unveiling: “Arriving at the best club in the world is a responsibility and an honour.

“Today I fulfil a dream. You cannot imagine how happy I am and how much I have worked to get here. Since childhood, I dreamt of this moment.

“I have been a rival and I know what it is to face Real Madrid. Today I'm one of you. Hala Madrid.”

Courtois clearly stated his motive for the move to Real Madrid.

“I wanted to be closer to my family. I want to say thank you to everybody who has made this possible, particularly the mother of my children. Although we are no longer together you remain a very special person for me.

“Today I am just another Madridista.”

Real Madrid will face Courtois' former team Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup on Wednesday.