Courtois passed a medical at Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital and was later unveiled as a Real player, with Mateo Kovacic moving in the opposite direction on a season-long loan.
"I'm coming into a club that has just won three Champions Leagues in a row". I'm really happy to be here and looking forward to joining them.
Yet the Spain worldwide said he was not disappointed his move to the Bernabéu fell through; nor did he fear that allowing his contract with Athletic to contain a £71.9m release clause would price him out of the market this summer.
Thibaut Courtois said that he has realised a dream by being able to join Real Madrid after signing a six-year contract with the club on Wednesday. The only pressure I experience is the pressure I put on myself. Marca said "he would stay at Madrid" because "the club meant to increase his salary".
Courtois, who had less than a year left on his Chelsea contract, wanted to move to Spain for personal reasons. "I've improved a lot and I've come here to be the best I can". The Belgium goalkeeper was the victor of the Golden Glove award at the Russian Federation 2018 Fifa World Cup.More news: Amnesty International calls for united front against Saudi Arabia
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His greatest assets are lightning-fast reflexes, allowing him to make stunning close-range stops, and calm composure in even the most frenetic of penalty areas.
"I realise the game in England is different but I've got a lot of friends, a lot of other Spanish players already playing here, and they've given me fantastic references".
"I was very young".
"But the most important thing is to open a new page with our club and to be ready to give everything for the club".