Guardian of the Galacticos: Welcome Thibaut Courtois!

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  1. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
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  2. Saeta Rubia

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    May 28, 2010
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  3. MiamiNative0722

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    May 25, 2013
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  4. rhexis07

    rhexis07 Member+

    Jan 24, 2007
    Singapore
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    This is a great signing for a great price given the current market. Though I wish it was a striker at least, but well, it's something to be happy about in this transfer window I guess.

    Only sad thing would be that Keylor would now be the back-up. Dude was an amazing person and a fighter.
     
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
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    If everything goes as expected, we can put this signing as one of Florentino's best ones.
     
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  6. MiamiNative0722

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    May 25, 2013
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    Given his height and abilities, I expect him to be our goalkeeper for well over 6 years. Absolute steal.

    The goalkeeper market will be absolutely ridiculous by the time we have to buy one again.
     
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  7. Nathanial Essex

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    Real Madrid
    England
    Mar 19, 2017
    Big meh from me.
     
  8. 4x4s

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    Nov 26, 2006
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    Completely ridiculous transfer. Got the goalkeeper we wanted for about 1/3rd of the going rate for top club goalkeepers right now.
     
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  9. CR7PT

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    Real Madrid
    Portugal
    Mar 26, 2014
    Portugal
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    Great thread title!

    (yeah, I said it)
     
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  10. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
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    You're gonna jinx us!
     
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  11. Castillas

    Castillas Member+

    May 4, 2009
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    He still is.
     
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  12. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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    Even Napoli paid 35 ME for 21 year old Meret. Crazy we got the best GK from WC who has won La Liga and EPL for the same price.
     
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  13. yoanaidarov

    yoanaidarov Member+

    Real Madrid
    Bulgaria
    Sep 29, 2014
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    Any word on the exact transfer fee ?
     
  14. rhexis07

    rhexis07 Member+

    Jan 24, 2007
    Singapore
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    Yes definitely. I hope he continues to stay here and fight. :)
     
  15. RaMaaa

    RaMaaa Member+

    Feb 3, 2013
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    Even i wasn;t for him, 35mln for keeper his class... wow
     
  16. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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    El Confidencial saying 35 ME plus 5 variables. English media reporting 40 ME.
     
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  17. Doni

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    Dec 4, 2010
    London
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    Chelsea’s tweet suggests the Kovacic deal was wrapped around this deal also, so that might factor into the price for Courtois for a full view of the price.
     
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  18. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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    Yea. Few journos Chelsea signed Kepa for a big fee 'cos getting Kova meant they didn't need to spend money on a midfielder. Made Courtois deal easier.
     
  19. Zidane05

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    Jul 18, 2005
    Toronto
  20. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
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    Unnecessary transfer. He has big shoes to fill..
    Navas has not lost a CL knockout tie since 2015.
     
  21. azriel

    azriel Member+

    Sep 7, 2005
    San Diego, USA
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    Real Madrid
  22. -Reivax-

    -Reivax- Member+

    Aug 10, 2010
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    Great deal for the club. Courtois is a steal for that fee in the current market. Top goalkeeper.

    On a personal level, I'm really excited that I get to see a fellow Belgian at Real Madrid. Last one was Fernand Goyvaerts, I believe (1965-1967).
     
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  23. hector_br

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    Feb 13, 2007
    Huge respect for Navas but I can't remember the last time we had a GK we could rely on for aerial play and dominance. And he's young. And cheap. And Atleti fans will hate this. What's not to like? Navas is getting older. We needed this.
     
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  24. MiamiNative0722

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    May 25, 2013
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    I'm happy for what Navas accomplished with us, and im sure he will likely go down as the best Costa Rican ever, perhaps the most accomplished Central American ever.

    However, it's not like he had a worldy of a season either. I recall he was doing pretty poorly in that first half of the season when Ronaldo was off. I also recall him putting a few terrible performances i.e. the home leg against Juventus.

    This wasn't an absolutely necessary transfer, but better to upgrade early than to wait for it to become a serious problem.
     
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  25. CristianoQuaresma

    Jun 14, 2016
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    Real Madrid
    WELCOME COURTOIS!!! WHAT.A.STEAL!

    Now... if only we could get a REAL striker and make sure Modric stays or else...
     

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