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Real Madrid Officially Unveil New Signing

Real Madrid Officially Unveil New Signing

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 10, 2018 08:28 AM @KurtLaduma

Spanish giants Real Madrid have officially unveiled their first marquee signing of the transfer window, a player former manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly did not want at the club.

Click through the gallery above to see images from Courtois' presentation on Thursday.

On Wednesday evening, Los Blancos announced the acquisition of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who has fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a Real player.

Having previously played for city rivals Atletico Madrid, the Belgium No. 1 is now at the club he has always wanted to be at following his €40 million (R618 million) switch from the Blues.

Speaking at his unveiling on Thursday, Courtois said that playing in the Premier League improved him as a footballer.

"I think I'm a lot more mature and I've gained quite a lot of muscle in the Premier League," he said, according to AS.

"I am more experienced and I have become a better keeper. Everybody can always improve in whatever they do and I think my best is still ahead of me."

Former Real boss Zinedine Zidane was reportedly not keen on luring the 26-year-old to Spain as he wanted his son, Luca, to challenge the likes of Andriy Lunin and Keylor Navas for a place in the first team.

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Courtois has already been capped 65 times for Belgium, and joins Real with 353 matches of experience at the highest level under his belt.

Do you think Courtois made the right move in signing for Real? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za Joined: 26 Jul 2016
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Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za Aug 17, 2018 08:21 AM
I'm not sure y but Navas saved Real's UEFA Champions league n a brilliant Keeper. so this is a waist' I say yes road Left back n Striker. Levandoski or Mbappe. make a crazy offer
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Saputu Joined: 10 Aug 2018
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Saputu Aug 10, 2018 11:22 PM
Good move by Madrid, this will improve the players experience and RM should make a replacement for CR7
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 10, 2018 03:25 PM
He will do better than Navas
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Aug 10, 2018 02:10 PM
This tall cow will regret leaving us ...mxm
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Joined: 28 Oct 2013
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Aug 10, 2018 12:04 PM
Useless signing, we need Ronalo's replacement not useless keepers.
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Mzi4Pool Joined: 09 Mar 2015
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Mzi4Pool Aug 10, 2018 11:49 AM
Welcome boy although we were sorted in the goalkeeping department
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Sbo$Bucs Aug 10, 2018 10:30 AM
Good signing but I wont see him taking number one jersey anytime soon. Navas is doing great job so far.
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Mandisa.M Aug 10, 2018 10:20 AM
Keylor Navasa is in trouble
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Aug 10, 2018 10:12 AM
Welcome home, I've been waiting for this day for the past two seasons.
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LDuma Joined: 07 Aug 2018
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LDuma Aug 10, 2018 10:07 AM
Yes good signing!
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Breezy@1985 Joined: 25 Jul 2018
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Breezy@1985 Aug 10, 2018 09:40 AM
Good signing yes,but arrogant Mr.Parez promised us a lot of quality signings to replace CR7,we are still waiting.Because if he thinks the current squad will compete with Messi and Co or Bayern and Juve in the UCL he is dreaming.Were will the 50+ goals CR7 delivered every season come from,because Bale is injury prone,Benzema will give you around 18 and Mayarol is still finding his feet.
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NUZ-R Aug 10, 2018 08:51 AM
Hmmm,good singing for Real he must learn to save ground shorts very quickly, because Barca will test u there boy

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