The reliable Kristof Terreur has this afternoon shot down claims that Thibaut Courtois is house-hunting for former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard in Madrid.
Real’s Chelsea raid
Belgian shot-stopper Courtois made the move to the Bernabeu from Chelsea last summer, following a lengthy saga between the Blues and Real.
Comunicado Oficial: Thibaut Courtois
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) August 8, 2018
However, Los Blancos are not ready to stop with the arrival of just 1 of Chelsea’s star men, with the European champions also long-rumoured to be eyeing the signature of Eden Hazard.
On the back of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure for Italian giants Juventus last summer, Real have largely-struggled to this point in the campaign, with the club’s strategy of replacing the Portuguese superstar’s production from within having failed for the most-part.
As such, a marquee attacking signing is expected in the Spanish capital come the summer, with Hazard’s name atop Los Merengues’ wishlist.
Courtois’ helping hand?
And, on the back of mounting rumours over recent weeks that Hazard himself is keen on a Bernabeu switch, OKDiario director Eduardo Inda claimed earlier today that fellow Belgian and former Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois had begun house-hunting for the 28-year-old in Madrid.
In fact, Inda went as far as to suggest that Courtois had found a pair of potential properties for his close friend:
— Eduardo Inda (@eduardoinda) February 19, 2019
‘The Courtois Real Estate Agency hasn’t been founded yet’
Such claims, however, have since been firmly shot down.
In a response to Inda’s Tweet a short time ago, reliable Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur insisted that ‘no house-hunting’ has taken place on Courtois’ part, labelling the OKDiario report ‘a typical story’ of a star name being linked with Real Madrid:
Eduardo Inda claims Thibaut Courtois has found Eden Hazard two potential houses in Madrid: “Two in La Finca.”
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) February 19, 2019