With 10 days left in the summer transfer window, many unknown questions remain uncertain at Real Madrid. The first one is the possible signing of Neymar Jr, but now there is another bigger problem. The Spanish newspaper Marca informs that Keylor Navas has asked the club to leave Madrid this summer for the lack of opportunities. A new replacement has to be found as soon as possible.
Keylor Navas is really respected both from the club and the supporters. The goalkeeper is now a legend at Real Madrid after winning three Champions League with a decisive role in all of them. The Costa Rican player wanted to remain in Madrid, where he is very happy, but he doesn’t want another season on the bench, and therefore he has asked now to leave the club because Courtois is the owner of the goal.
Navas thought he could fight with the Belgian player and he’s training at his best, but Zinedine Zidane has sent clear signs that Courtois will be his goalkeeper. Even if Navas is still showing his quality when he has the chance -he did a masterclass against Tottenham Hotspur this summer-, the Costa Rican has now realized that he will be on the bench, so he has to look for alternatives.
The club is keen to listen to him, so they want allow him to leave if a good offer arrives for both parties. According to L’Equipe, Real Madrid had included Navas in the deal to get Neymar -together with Bale and James Rodríguez-, but PSG had refused that bid. With Areola as a rival, Paris could be a good destination for Navas, able still to defend the best European clubs.
If Navas finally leaves Madrid, Los Blancos need to find a replacement as soon as possible. Luca Zidane was sent on loan to Racing de Santander, whereas Andreiy Lunin was also given on loan to Valladolid. The Ukrainian goalkeeper is the chosen one for defending the goal in the future, but he’s now tied with Valladolid. The idea would be signing a veteran goalkeeper, with great experience and able to cope with the bench. A similar case that happened in the past with Diego López. He would be signed only for one year, because Lunin should be the second goalkeeper next season.