Keylor Navas ruled out of Gold Cup

Keylor Navas ruled out of Gold Cup


Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been ruled out of this summer’s Gold Cup, Costa Rica boss Paolo Wanchope has confirmed.

Last summer’s World Cup quarter finalists are one of the favourites for the tournament, which takes place between 7 and 26 July in the US and Canada.

But they will now need to make do without the services of Navas, who has picked up a tendinitis problem in his Achilles’ heel. The shot stopper has been assessed by doctors in recent days and will now return to Real where he may need to undergo surgery.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Wanchope told reporters: “Keylor won’t be with us for the tournament. I think he has two options, undergo a course of treatment, or surgery. It’s a shame. Keylor will now need to travel back to Spain so that he can be examined by Real Madrid’s medical team; they will decide what treatment he needs.”

Navas’ future at Los Blancos is in some doubt with stories suggested he is keen to move on after just one year in search of regular first team football. He joined the club from Levante last summer but has had to play second fiddle to Iker Casillas. He opportunities at the Santiago Bernabeu would be limited if the club, as expected, sign David de Gea. Premier League side Liverpool are thought to be monitoring Navas’ situation.