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Official: Courtois signs new long-term deal at Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid
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After inserting himself as Real Madrid’s No.1 goalkeeper for the last three years, the Belgian has been awarded a new contract.

Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract at Real Madrid until June 2026.

The Belgium international joined the club in August 2018 in a €35 million deal from Chelsea. He soon displaced Keylor Navas as the first-choice goalkeeper and won La Liga in his second season.

Now as Courtois enters his fourth season, Real Madrid have secured his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Real Madrid and Thibaut Courtois have agreed on an extension to the player’s contract which will see him remain at the club for the next five seasons, up until 30 June 2026.” read a statement.

How has Courtois fared?

The 29-year-old has kept 54 clean sheets in 130 appearances for Real Madrid since his arrival in 2018. He has won three trophies so far in La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Courtois began the 2021/22 campaign on Saturday by helping Los Blancos defeat Alaves 4-1 in Carlo Ancelotti’s first competitive game back as manager.

What is Real Madrid’s next priority?

Next up for club president Florentino Perez is set to secure the future of Karim Benzema, whose current deal expires next summer.

An announcement for a one-year contract extension until 2023 is reportedly imminent.