Real Madrid and Levante have managed to agree terms for the sale of goalkeeper Keylor Navas, according to Real Madrid’s club website.
Navas, 27, had an outstanding World Cup as a central part of Costa Rica’s run to the quarter finals, bringing the attention of many potential suitors. However, it is Madrid who have won the race to sign the Levante stopper, who has always been held in very high esteem by those who follow La Liga.
Navas joins a heated battle for the number 1 spot at Madrid, with a battle raging over the last two years between Diego Lopez and Iker Casillas. Casillas has fallen out of favor in recent years at the Bernabeu, but still holds his starting spot for Spain. Both Casillas and Diego Lopez have been rumored to be on the move away from Madrid and Keylor Navas’ arrival has all but confirmed one will leave the club during this window.
The player has undergone his medical at Madrid and will be presented on Tuesday at 13:00 CET.
The fee is rumored to be in the region of $13.5 million, as the player was entering the final year of his contract at Levante. After two years, he made 46 appearances for the Valencia based side and currently has 58 caps for his national team. The World Cup Golden Glove nominee is said to be commanding a wage of $3.4million a year.
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