Keylor Navas future is very uncertain after the last difficult months for the goalkeeper. The Costa Rican announced that he will fight for a place in the starting eleven after the club signed Thibaut Courtois for €35M. He had some opportunities with Julen Lopetegui but his position with Solari is getting even more complicated.
Navas is 32 years old and he won three Champions League titles with Zidane as the main goalkeeper of the team. However, the club has always been searching for a new goalkeeper. First, the idea was signing David De Gea, but the paperwork didn’t arrive on time. Finally, the club signed Courtois and he has taken Navas spot in the line-up.
The keeper has played only two games in La Liga this season -Girona and Getafe- conceding one goal, three Champions League matches -Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen- conceding only two goals- and the Copa del Rey tie against Melilla, getting one goal. Besides, he also played the European Supercup. Overall, 8 games in the whole season, but only two of them with Solari.
Lopetegui tried to exchange both goalkeepers and, actually, many people complained because of that. Some journalists said that even Florentino Pérez wasn’t happy with this situation because he signed the best goalkeeper of the World Cup to be in the line-up. When Solari stood up as main manager, the Argentinian chose Courtois, putting Navas on the bench in all the games except the Copa del Rey ones.
Now Keylor Navas needs to decide whether to stay at Real Madrid or leave. Los Blancos could listen to offers as Kiko Casilla is still in the squad, so the goalkeeper position is well covered. Nevertheless, the supporters won’t be very happy as Navas is one of the favourite players of the club. So far, Navas has said nothing, but he has to take a decission about his future very soon.