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Not Courtois! Barça rejected the goalkeeper on two occasions

Published:20/09/2022 - 00:10h

Updated:20/09/2022 - 00:10h

Thibaut Courtois was chosen as the best goalkeeper of the last season in the UEFA Champions League. The Belgian, figure of Real Madrid, was offered to FC Barcelona, ​​but the Blaugrana board preferred Marc-André ter Stegen

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The FC Barcelona had to 'shot' to one of the figures of the Real Madrid until in two opportunities. As it confirmed 'Sportive Carousel', Thibaut Courtois, key man in the achievement of the four official titles that has raised the 'White House' in 2022, was offered to the group culé in 2011 and 2014, but the managerial blaugrana happened of the Belgian and bet by Marc-André ter Stegen, the one who also has had a remarkable performance in his eight years in Catalonia.

In the summer of 2014, the Barça looked for a goalkeeper to substitute to Víctor Valdéz, the one who had commissioned of the arch blaugrana from the season 2003-04. After the World-wide of Brazil, the directive was to by Claudio Bravo, captain of the Chilean selection taken down in quarter-finals by the hosts. The ex guardameta of the Real Sociedad arrived in return of 12 millions, same quantity that the Barça credited by his another reinforcement for the goal this year.

In addition to the Chilean, the club put 12 'kilos' on the table by the young goalkeeper of the Borussia Mönchengladbach, Ter Stegen. With 22 years, the German arrived to be the goalkeeper of the Glass of Rey and the Champions League in the team of Luis Enrique, whereas Bravo followed suit in LaLiga. At the end of the season, the culés heaved the triplete in the farewell of Xavi Hernández, being this the last time that it attained win the League of Champions.

In this same summer, Courtois culminated his cession of three seasons in the Altético of Madrid and returned to Chelsea. The group 'blue', then directed by José Mourinho, tried to sell him, as the Portuguese followed betting by the experienced Peter Cech. Finally, Thibaut did with the titularity from 2015, after an injury suffered by the guardameta Czech, a place that occupied until 2018, when it left to the Real Madrid in return of 35 'kilos'.

The Barça also could buy to Courtois in 2011

In the summer of 2011, the Belgian also was in the orbit culé. Chelsea paid almost 9 'kilos' to the Genk by the one of Bree, the one who then had only 19 years. The solution for the ones of Stamford Bridge was to yield him to the 'Aleti' by three seasons so that it won experience. The 'colchoneros' finish to lose to David of Gea and found in the Belgian a guarantee in the arch, key figure in the first titles obtained by Diego Simeone in the club. Nevertheless, the Barça could have remained with the '1' of the Madrid, but the destination decided the contrary.

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