Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looks set to miss tonight’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid - as he hasn’t been registered to play.
The Belgian made the £35m move from Chelsea on transfer deadline day but will be forced to wait to make his debut for ‘Los Blancos’ due to the calamity made by the club.
Claims were made by Cadena COPE (via the Mirror) that the 26-year-old will be forced to watch from the sidelines in Tallinn, Estonia, where the final will take place and may have to wait until Real Madrid next game in La Liga against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite travelling and training with the Champions League winners on Tuesday at the Lillekuela Stadium, Costa Rican shot stopper Keylor Navas looks set to start between the sticks against the city finals Courtois will more than likely watch from the stands.
Los Merengues manager Julen Lopetegui gave no secrets away regarding his team selection as the players took part in a small-side training regime that took place in preparation for the Super Cup final.
Courtois spent seven years at Chelsea, three of those years on loan at Atletico Madrid, and went on to feature 126 times for the club in a reign that seen him win the Premier League twice, the FA Cup last season and the Carabao Cup in 2015