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Thibaut Courtois would have stayed in Chelsea if his family lived in London, says his agent

Thibaut Courtois would have stayed in Chelsea if his family had lived in London, his agent said.

The Belgian goalkeeper left Chelsea earlier this week in a £ 35 million move, with the Premier League club breaking the world record by bringing in Kepa Arrizabalaga's replacement for £ 72 million.

Courtois retired without permission in the days leading up to his departure, since he did not show up for training, but with his family residing in Madrid, his agent Christophe Henrotay insists that there were honest reasons to force his sale.

Thibaut Courtois would have stayed in Chelsea if his family lived in London, says his agent

Thibaut Courtois would have stayed in Chelsea if his family lived in London, says his agent

"There was a misunderstanding that he wanted to move for the wrong reasons, but he was pushing to leave Chelsea because of his son," Henrotay told BBC 5 live on Sportsweek.

"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, her children live with the mother in Madrid.

"He had the contract and it depended on Chelsea, but as the end of his contract approached, Chelsea was interested in finding an agreement with Madrid, and they did."

The Belgian goalkeeper finally made a move of £ 35 million to Real Madrid on Thursday

The Belgian goalkeeper finally made a move of £ 35 million to Real Madrid on Thursday

The Belgian goalkeeper finally made a move of £ 35 million to Real Madrid on Thursday

Courtois was absent without permission in the days leading up to his departure as he did not attend a training

Courtois was absent without permission in the days leading up to his departure as he did not attend a training

Courtois was absent without permission in the days leading up to his departure as he did not attend a training

His former partner and children stayed in Spain after his three-year loan spell at Atlético de Madrid

His former partner and children stayed in Spain after his three-year loan spell at Atlético de Madrid

His former partner and children stayed in Spain after his three-year loan spell at Atlético de Madrid

It's personal reasons, so we have to respect this. Chelsea understood the situation and really helped get the deal.

"They made a really quick and easy deal together, understanding the humanity of the situation, not doing something against their fanatics is about getting the best out of a situation that is not ideal."

The 26-year-old returned to Stamford Bridge in 2014 after a three-year loan at Atlético de Madrid, where his family settled in the Spanish capital.

And Henrotay says that meeting the Courtois family made the deal even sweeter.

His agent, Christophe Henrotay, also says that Chelsea really helped the agreement to materialize

His agent, Christophe Henrotay, also says that Chelsea really helped the agreement to materialize

His agent, Christophe Henrotay, also says that Chelsea really helped the agreement to materialize

Chelsea intervened for the Spanish Kepa Arrizabalaga as his substitute of £ 72 million

Chelsea intervened for the Spanish Kepa Arrizabalaga as his substitute of £ 72 million

Chelsea intervened for the Spanish Kepa Arrizabalaga as his substitute of £ 72 million

"It is a movement that he wanted for his family and had the opportunity to return to Madrid, a city he loves and such a great club at Real Madrid," he added.

"When we arrived in Madrid to sign, he had his parents, his brother, his sister, his son, the child's mother, everyone was there and I told him that I am delighted to do a great business for him. Real Madrid but it is also a family that joins.

"I could see tears in his eyes and I was delighted to be able to do something not only for a player, for a client, but for a family, which is great.

"I fully understand the Chelsea fans and nobody has any reason to blame that feeling.

"Thibaut is a great goalkeeper and he did everything possible in Chelsea to bring titles and trophies, so it's not a great feeling to lose a player like that."

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