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Real Madrid Officially Unveil New Signing

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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