Atletico Madrid keeper Courtois wants to delay Chelsea return

Atletico Madrid loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is in no rush to return to parent club Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is in no rush to return to parent club Chelsea.

The 19-year-old seems to be in no rush to feature for the Blues claiming he will need time away from Stamford Bridge to adapt to English football.

"I think I will have to play for another English team for a year or two before I join Chelsea," Courtois told The People.

"I need to learn about the style of play in England. Once I've done that I will see if I am ready to turn out for Chelsea.

"I'm quite happy with my performances for Atletico. But given Petr Cech is one of the best keepers in the world, I think I will have to stay put.

"I have time on my side, I'll carry on working and Chelsea are continuing to follow my progress."

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