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Messi is happy to have you - how the world reacted to Courtois’ Real Madrid move

21:44 BST 08/08/2018
Lionel Messi Barcelona Chelsea
The Belgium international has moved from Chelsea to Madrid, sparking contrasting views from football fans

As expected, the world has been reacting to the news of Thibaut Courtois’ move from Chelsea to Real Madrid.

The reigning European champions forked out €35m (£31m/$40m) plus a season-long loan move for Mateo Kovacic to Stamford Bridge.

Courtois, who has been with the Roman Army since 2011 was named best goalkeeper at the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia.

Here is how social media have reacted to the 26-year-old’s move, with many tipping Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to score goals aplenty when they face Madrid.