Agent reveals reason behind Courtois' willingness to quit Blues
- Christophe Henrotay insists that Courtois is not pursuing financial interests when expressing his will to join Real Madrid
- The goalkeeper is aiming to reunite with his family in the Spanish capital
"We have seen suggestions that it is about money, and it is true he could get an increase with a move," he said as quoted by Sky Sports.
"But he has turned down a better offer elsewhere because this is more than a financial decision.
"Throughout this it has important for everyone to be reasonable, and the buying club has come up with a reasonable offer for a player who has one year left on his contract when they know they could sign him without a fee in 12 months.
"Chelsea could get a fair fee for him now and sign a replacement. Or they would still have to sign a replacement next summer, but without getting a fee for Thibaut.
"It is understandable people might be upset because he wants to leave the club, we accept that.
"But this is a human decision based on someone wanting to be close to his children - and that is a reasonable thing too."