In recent years, Keylor Navas has been a crucial player for Real Madrid. Being the goalkeeper that won three consecutive Champions League titles with the club, the Costa Rican has proven to be a legend at his club. Even after his accomplishments, things are going downhill for him. The arrival of Thibaut Courtois caused Navas to be dropped and the goalkeeper will surely soon look for a new club. It is unknown what his intentions are, but it is known that regular playing time is a must for the 31-year-old.
Real Madrid Goalkeeper Keylor Navas Could Depart The Club Soon
Keylor Navas joined Real Madrid form Levante in 2014 for a fee of only €10 million. Since then, he won 13 honours with the Los Blancos. His great performances for the club helped him gain worldwide recognition, making himself a world-class goalkeeper. He has been living the dream in the Spanish capital until the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.
Ever since the Belgian’s arrival, Navas has been seeing less playing time. He is no longer a crucial player at the club, being the second choice keeper. During the summer, the former Albacete man made it clear that he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid. Soon after that, he claimed that he is unhappy at the club and that he is being treated unfairly by the club. He may have a point.
After saving his club many times, helping them win titles, and leaving a positive impact on the squad, the Madrid side has always been looking to replace him. They never felt he was a world-class goalkeeper, every transfer window the club searched for a new goalkeeper. Real Madrid were very desperate to sign David De Gea and many other top goalies. Now that Courtois has signed for the club, Navas has been dumped onto the bench.
Santiago Solari, the coach of the 13-time Champions League winning club, has stated that Navas should decide what he wants to do with his future. The coach is trying to say that he has nothing to do with whatever the player decides to do. Many top clubs are interested in the five-time Club World Cup winner as Navas is likely to leave the Los Vikingos next summer.