Thibaut Courtois has claimed he was ‘dying for years’ to join Real Madrid as the club responds to Kylian Mbappe‘s shocking snub of the Spanish giants.
However, he eventually agreed a gargantuan new three-year deal at the Parc des Princes which will see him become the world’s highest-paid footballer, on around £1million-a-week, with LaLiga set to file a complaint about the deal.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (above) has claimed he was ‘dying for years’ to join Real Madrid
His comments come after forward Kylian Mbappe (above) rejected Los Blancos to stay at PSG
The reaction from Spain has been one of surprise, shock and anger – and Real goalkeeper Courtois, speaking ahead of the club’s Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, insisted he knows the value of playing for the historic club.
He said: ’Each player makes their own choices and decisions, and no one can know why they make them.
‘I, personally, was dying for years, because I wanted to come to Real Madrid, and now I know how special it is to play at Real Madrid.’