Agent reveals what would've kept Courtois at Chelsea
- Christophe Henrotay insists Thibaut would have stayed at Chelsea if his family lived in London
“There has been a misunderstanding that he wanted to get a move for the wrong reasons, but he was pushing to go out of Chelsea because of his child,” Henrotay told BBC 5 live Sportsweek programme.
“If the family were in London it would have been totally different. He would have stayed, there is no reason to leave a club like Chelsea, he could have won trophies.
“Unfortunately his kids are living with the mother in Madrid.
“He had the contract and it depended on Chelsea, but running close to the end of his contract, Chelsea had the interest to find a deal with Madrid, which they did.
“It is personal reasons so we have to respect this. Chelsea understood the situation and really helped to get the deal.
“They did a really quick and easy deal together, understanding the humanity of the situation. It is not doing something against their fans it is about getting the best of a situation that is not ideal.”