There has been all sorts of speculation from media outlets looking to create news that Chelsea's on-loan Belgian goalkeeping wonderkid would be looking for a permanent move away, largely due to the presence of the (still) fantastic Petr Cech. Courtois did a pretty nice job of squashing that speculation today with some of his comments to The Independent:
"I signed with Chelsea, not just because it is a big club but also because of its commitment to young players. I want to be part of Chelsea history."
"Chelsea have the young players that maybe in two or three years’ time can win everything,"
"If the new manager says, ‘I want Courtois as my first choice’, that is how it will be. But Petr Cech is a world-class goalkeeper who plays every game at such a high level."
"Chelsea have always been very fair with me and they are also smart people and they know that I need to play. I don’t know where that will be but I do know I have proved myself in the two years I have been here."
Sounds like a kid that's fed up with being sent out on loan because of the presence of one of the world's best, doesn't it? No? Well shucks, that's not going to match up with the excessively lazy stories that outlets like the Mirror want to run.
The future is bright for the Blues, and it sounds as if Courtois is well aware of that fact. His comments today sound more like a player that is thinking extension than a kid thinking of a move away. Here's hoping, right?