Register Login Scores

Real Madrid

Reports: Real Identify Courtois Replacement

With Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois having received intense criticism for his performances in recent weeks, the club has now reportedly identified a long-term replacement for the Belgian shot-stopper.

Read: 8 Strikers Who Flopped At Real Madrid

Courtois joined Los Blancos from Premier League club Chelsea last season, but has failed to live up to expectation during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu so far, with a string of errors and poor performances calling his position at the club into question.

According to El Desmarque, Real have grown frustrated by the 27-year-old's form and have now identified a replacement for him from one of their LaLiga rivals.

The Spanish publication reported that the Spanish giants have turned their attention to Athletic Bilbao, for whom 22-year-old goalkeeper Unai Simon has been in impressive form since assuming the No. 1 jersey.

Choose the left-back for SA's Real Madrid Dream Team & win a replica shirt! 

Simon broke into Athletic's first team last season following Kepa Arrizabalaga's move to Chelsea and Iago Herrerin's injury, and has since solidified his status as the club's undisputed starter.

The former Spain youth international is said to be held in high regard by Real's coaching staff, who reportedly see him not only as an immediate successor to Courtois, but the long-term first-choice goalkeeper at the club.

Read: Zidane Comments On Hazard Missing Sitter

Simon carries a €50 million (R813 million) release clause, which Zidane will reportedly look to activate at the end of the season – provided he is still in charge of Real at the time.

Do you think Simon would be a good replacement for Courtois? Share your thoughts below. 


Top 5

Pirates Captain Opens Up Ahead Of Crunch Clash…

20 Aug 11, 2020 08:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

26 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Chiefs Also Without Key Player For Wits Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 01:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

13 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Downs' Season End Record Better Than Chiefs'

10 Aug 11, 2020 11:17 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

29 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Report: Zidane Transfer-Lists 9 Players

4 Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Real Madrid

Official: Real Madrid Confirm Another Exit

3 Aug 10, 2020 05:15 PM in Real Madrid

Manyama, Tinkler And Claasen All Scoop Awards

17 Aug 10, 2020 10:35 AM in PSL

Pirates Defender Ruled Out For Downs Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 11:33 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Watch: Tau Announces Himself With Cheeky Anderlecht Goal

7 Aug 11, 2020 12:36 PM in Players Abroad

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch