New Real Madrid shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois has urged one-time Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard to join him in Madrid.
Courtois officially finalised his £35.5m switch to the European champions earlier today, bringing an end to a long-running saga which turned sour when the Belgian shot-stopper refused to turn up to pre-season training this week.
Courtois’s international and former club teammate Hazard has also been repeatedly linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer, and the 26-year-old admitted that he would like to see Hazard make the same switch from Stamford Bridge.
“I know the supporters are maybe not too happy at the moment, but I wish them all the best and I hope they remember me well.” Courtois told reporters.
“Eden congratulated me. He knows it is a dream for me to be here. I would like to be always by his side. He is a great player and if he could come here, it would be fantastic.”
Chelsea are unwilling to sell Eden this summer, although Real Madrid have until the end of the month to make a move in spite of the English transfer window closed on Thursday.