Thibaut Courtois' light-hearted response when asked about joining Newcastle United

Champions League winning goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois expressed his ‘sympathy’ towards Newcastle United when asked about his future.

Tuesday, 7th June 2022, 4:44 pm

The Belgian international was named man of the match as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final last month.

Newcastle have previously been linked with a spectacular move for the 30-year-old, prompting one fan to question whether he will ever join the club.

A speculative question to ask a professional footballer who has over 3,000,000 followers on Twitter – but it got a response.

“I have a friend who’s a massive fan,” Courtois said. “So you have my sympathy for sure.”

He later added: “Btw this friend said two hours before the final we would lose 3-0. I got p***** and said I would save everything.

"Gavlaamcm, this is his Instagram for the Newcastle fans wondering.”

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Thibaut Courtois celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on May 28, 2022. - Real Madrid won the match 0-1. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

As expected, Courtois’ seemingly polite and innocent tweet prompted quite the reaction from Newcastle fans.

@Toon_Magpie said: “World’s best goalkeeper flirting with us. We are unbelievably huge.”

@StaveIey responded: “Won’t be feeling sorry for us when we beat you in the Champions League final in two years time lad.”

@Shep_NUFC added: “We get rich and all of a sudden all the players start piping up.”

@Joshjmartin7 joked: “Thibaut to Newcastle confirmed. Here we gooooo!”

Realistically, Courtois is unlikely to join Newcastle but the club remain in the market for a goalkeeper this summer. Rumours of a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson were quickly played down by the club and it is understood that they will not be making a move for the 25-year-old.

The transfer window opens on Friday, June 10.

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