Keylor Navas' last request to Madrid
In recent weeks, Zinedine Zidane has finally made his decision on Real Madrid's goalkeeping situation. He has always defended Keylor Navas, even when the Costa Rican started to receive criticism from the press, but it is Thibaut Courtois who the Madrid boss has chosen to be his number 1 going into next season.
This decision, which came as a surprise to the 32 year-old, has forced Navas to find a new club this summer, with a move to the Premier League thought to be his preferred option.
Navas will now be hoping that Real Madrid do their bit to help facilitate his exit. The goalkeeper, who will be remembered as the man between the sticks during Real Madrid's historic European success of the past decade, will bid farewell to the Bernabéu against Betis this Sunday. No one will forget, furthermore, that Real never lost a Champions League knock-out tie with Navas in goal.
The ex-Levante man is hoping that Real do not demand an extortionate fee for his services, which would complicate any potential exit by putting off any suitors. 'AS' have even suggested that the Costa Rica international would be prepared to ask Madrid to let him go for free if it meant he got a move away.
Despite the Portuguese not being his agent, Navas has asked the much-acclaimed Jorge Mendes to help engineer his departure, wary that his age and high salary could be potential sticking points. The keeper has also not ruled out lowering his wage demands, although he helps Real Madrid will help sort ouf his transfer.