Goal readers back Navas to claim No.1 spot

A total of 46 per cent of voters in a Goal poll believe the Costa Rican shot-stopper should start for the European champions
New signing Keylor Navas should be made Real Madrid's first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, according to Goal readers.

The Costa Rica international was officially unveiled as a Blancos player on Tuesday, having sealed a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu on the back of his stellar performances for both Levante in La Liga last season and his country at this summer's World Cup.

Casillas endured a disappointing tournament in Brazil, underperforming as Spain crashed out at the group stage, while Lopez lost his place to the club captain at the tail end of the 2013-14 Liga season, despite having been Carlo Ancelotti's first-choice shot-stopper for the majority of the Primera Division campaign.

A total of 6,957 Goal readers now believe that Navas deserves to start ahead of Casillas and Lopez.

Casillas finished second with 4,677 votes, while Lopez, who was signed as emergency cover from Sevilla in January 2013, got the nod from just 3,031 people.

Finally, a total of 437 were unsure as to whom Carlo Ancelotti should pick.