Madrid Press: Keylor Navas gets chance to impress

Madrid Press: Keylor Navas gets chance to impress


Real Madrid take on Fiorentina this evening in Poland in the final pre-season match before the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday and La Liga beginning next weekend.

And the papers look at a number of selection issues facing boss Carlo Ancelotti. New signing Keylor Navas is set to start in goal and have the chance to impress his manager ahead of the clash with Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Costa Rica international arrived a couple of weeks ago in a 10 million euro deal from Levante.

Another issue is that of Angel di Maria and Sami Khedira. Neither featured in the European Super Cup win over Sevilla during the week, and should they not be selected today or against Atletico, it would give a clear indication their futures lie away from the Spanish capital. Di Maria has been attracting the interest of Manchester United, while Sami Khedira is on the radar for both Arsenal and Chelsea.

Elsewhere, AS held a poll among its readers as to who should win UEFA’s Best Player Award for the 2013-14 season. The three candidates are Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer. Unsurprisingly, the Real Madrid man took 86% of the vote. The German keeper Neuer picked up 8%, while former Los Blancos winger Robben took the final 6%.