'Leave Real Madrid? I have the same desire to die!' - Navas bullish despite Courtois arrival

Last updated
Comments()
The former Chelsea man will sign a six-year deal with Los Blancos, but their current goalkeeper has no plans to leave

Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hell-bent on staying at Real Madrid despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.

Navas has helped Madrid to three successive European crowns but the Costa Rica international's future is in doubt after the Spanish giants agreed a deal with Chelsea for Courtois.

Belgian star Courtois will sign a six-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, however, Navas has no plans to leave Madrid.

"Of course, and I say this with force, I have the same desire to leave that I have to die," Navas told the Onda Cero programme.

Navas moved to Madrid from Levante in 2014 – the La Liga powerhouse triggering the 31-year-old's buyout clause.

Article continues below

His future has always been speculated amid Madrid's pursuit of Manchester United keeper David de Gea, and only a famous fax machine mistake helped the veteran play a key role in the capital as the club's move for the Spaniard collapsed. 

Navas, to his credit, took over the job and has found resounding success along the way.

The 31-year-old has won three Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup trophies, two UEFA Super Cups, a La Liga and Supercopa de Espana title since taking over for club legend Iker Casillas. 

Next article:
Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer
Next article:
Solari signs three-year deal to remain as Real Madrid manager
Next article:
Pogba: Coming home to Man Utd was the 'best feeling ever'
Next article:
Neuer confident despite concerns over Bayern Munich form
Next article:
Africa Cup of Nations: Which teams qualified, when will it take place & all you need to know
Close