Jesus Fernandez completes Levante switch

Jesus Fernandez completes Levante switch


Jesus Fernandez has left Real Madrid for Levante on a two-year deal, the club has confirmed.

The third-choice keeper at the Santiago Bernabeu fell even further down the pecking order after the arrival of Keylor Navas and he’s decided to make the move in the opposite direction to the Costa Rican keeper.

A statement on the Real Madrid website confirmed the deal. It read: “Real Madrid C. F. and Levante U. D. have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jesús Fernández. The club would like to express its gratitude for all his years of dedication and professionalism, and wish him luck in this new stage of his career.”

The 26-year-old Madrid-born keeper played for the side’s various youth teams before making a switch to Numancia in 2007. He returned to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2010 and played most of his football with Los Blancos’ second-string side Real Madrid Castilla. He spent the large part of his Madrid career playing understudy to the likes of Iker Casillas, Diego Lopez and Antonio Ardan.

Fernandez made two appearances for the Real Madrid first team – an 8-1 win over Almeria in 2011 and a 4-2 win over Osasuna in May 2013.

The keeper penned a two-year deal with Levante with a further option of two more years.

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