Chelsea loanee Thibaut Courtois has played a key part in Atletico Madrid’s surprise Champions League run and is eligible to face his parent club if the two were to meet, but at a cost.
The Belgian stopper has played a pivotal role throughout Atletico’s campaign, and made a string of important saves against FC Barcelona last round to seal his side’s passage to the last four.
The 21-year-old is eligible to face Chelsea if the two sides meet in either the semi-finals or the final. However, Atletico would have to cough up a fee of around 8million which they are not willing to do. Courtois is currently in his third season on-loan at Atletico and many point to the fact that he played against Chelsea when the two sides met in the European Super Cup in 2012. New terms were signed at the beginning of this season whereby the Spaniards agreed that an excessive fee would have to be paid for Courtois to play against Chelsea, as confirmed by Atletico’s president. If we draw Chelsea, Courtois won’t play.
It is a figure we cannot pay, Enrique Cerezo told Onda Cero.