After the World Cup adventure in Russia, Belgium's Thibaut Courtois began his quest to begin a new chapter in his career. And first up, a search for a new home in Madrid, the city where many expect him to be for the next few years, assuming the move to Real Madrid is confirmed.
Madrid house for Courtois
The Chelsea goalkeeper, who was awarded the Golden Glove award by Fifa, has said for a long time that he would like to go back to the Spanish capital to live closer to his two children and their mother.
In January 2017, the goalkeeper bought a house in Madrid for his children and their mother, with whom he maintains a great friendship following their separation, to reside and, as AS has learned, in recent days he has been looking at other properties in the Spanish capital in case his transfer to Madrid goes through.
Of course, it is a city he knows well as it was his home between 2011 and 2014, when he kept goal for neighbours Atlético.
Brief Madrid visit for Courtois
In addition to this news, Spanish radio programme Onda Cero has reported that Courtois was in Madrid on Tuesday to take a plane to his holiday choice of Tenerife. It was not confirmed, however, whether he took advantage of his few hours in the capital to further progress his future.