Former Chelsea midfielder Nigel Spackman has said that he believes his old club will be “angry” that Thibaut Courtois can play for Atletico Madrid against them. Uefa issued a statement in regards to the situation surrounding Thibaut Courtois’ loan from Chelsea at Atletico with reports that the Spanish side would have to pay the London club around 3 million per game he plays against his parent club, according with a clause in the deal.
The European governing body’s statement confirmed that the Belgian keeper would be able to play against Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final, with the two sides having been drawn together, adding that any such clause of a fee being required could not be enforced. It means that Courtois can play for Atletico without the La Liga leaders, who knocked out Barcelona in the quarter-finals, required to pay a fee to Chelsea for him to feature in the semi-finals and Spackman, who spent four years at Stamford Bridge between 1992 and 1996, believes the ruling will “anger” the Blues.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He’s a top class goalkeeper, he’s the Belgium’s number one. He’ll be at the World Cup.
He’s had a tremendous season for Atletico and I think Chelsea will be very angry that he’s allowed to play, and maybe they don’t even get a fee. I think they wanted a fee for him to play.
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