Courtois wants to extend Atletico loan

Courtois wants to extend Atletico loan

Published Jan. 10, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants to extend his loan from Barclays Premier League club Chelsea for another year.

The Belgian joined Atletico on a season-long loan last summer but he is hopeful he can spend another season in Spain.

He told reporters at a news conference: "a second year would be fine" and added: "That is a decision that depends on Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and me.

"There is time to decide because we are in January but I like Madrid, it is a very good club and if I can stay a second year here that would be great."