Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois has said that he would like to return to Spain one day after spending three seasons at Atletico Madrid and hinted that it could be as soon as 2018.
He won a La Liga title in Spain and helped Atletico to the 2013/14 Champions League final, and admitted he retains a strong connection with the club.
When asked if he would like to return to Atleti, he told Spanish newspaper Marca: “Yes, but not only because of the club, but how Madrid is and the whole country.
“From the first minute I fell in love with Spain for its people, lifestyle, food… I still maintain eating dinner and then an afternoon nap, most of the television I see is Spanish… I am half Spanish.
“I have a contract at Chelsea for three seasons. In 2018, when I enter the final year of the contract, we will assess whether to renew or leave.”