Real Madrid have four options for the goalkeeper position in the future: David de Gea, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Thibaut Courtois. The club is still looking how to get any of these young players to cover a key position, but they don’t want to spend a huge amount of money yet.
According to Zinedine Zidane, this position is well covered with Keylor Navas in the goal. The manager gave the Costa Rican footballer a lot of confidence during tough moments in the last season and, so far, Keylor Navas is untouchable in the squad, having won the last two Champions League. The manager is also happy with Kiko Casilla in the substitute role. But the club needs to think ahead.
For this reason, they are thinking in Keylor Navas replacement for the future. It’s not a secret that Florentino Pérez wanted to sign David de Gea and he’s not very convinced with Keylor. Besides, there are several youngsters in the market that could be the goalkeeper of the future.
In the recent days we spoke about the possibility of Kepa Arrizabalaga joining Real Madrid. The Athletic Club goalkeeper doesn’t want to hear about any offers, but he has yet to renew his contract with the club. If the agreement is not sealed, Los Blancos could have an option to get him.
However, there are other possibilities. According to MARCA, Thibaut Courtois doesn’t want to renew his contract, expiring in 2019. The newspaper published that he wants to go back to Spain, where he was very happy playing with Atlético Madrid. Some members of his family live in the Spanish capital and he will be looking forward to join them.
Roman Abramovich doesn’t want to get rid of him, but the player has the last word. If he’s convinced to join Real Madrid, Los Blancos could make a good offer to tie one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The possibility is there because he hasn’t signed any paper yet, but the pressure will start arriving to the Belgian player, so he continues defending the Blues t-shirt.