Paulo Wanchope: I’m concerned about Keylor Navas

Paulo Wanchope: I’m concerned about Keylor Navas


Costa Rica boss Paulo Wanchope says he is concerned Keylor Navas hasn’t made much of a breakthrough at Real Madrid.

The keeper moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer from Levante after an outstanding season followed by a brilliant World Cup with his nation.

He was seen by many as the long-term successor to club captain Iker Casillas, but so far this campaign has only made seven appearances. Navas has infact already been linked with a move away from Los Blancos, with Liverpool said to be keeping tabs on him as they look to replace Simon Mignolet.

Last week, Navas’ father said Keylor was happy in the Spanish capital, but Wanchope say’s it is a concern his number one isn’t playing.

The former Derby County forward, who took over as boss of Costa Rica recently told AS: “I’m very concerned because you always want your players to have a regular run of games so they can maintain a rhythm.”

He continued: “He played almost every game for Levante and now it’s difficult because he doesn’t have the same continuity as before. Although I want Keylor to have more minutes, I understand the tough competition which is present at a top team like Real Madrid.

“What matters is that Keylor doesn’t drop his head and keeps working hard because he has all the conditions to be Madrid’s No 1.”

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