Navas not leaving Real Madrid, insists father

The goalkeeper has been struggling to secure regular first-team action, but he is desperate to fight for his place and prove his worth

Keylor Navas’ father has stressed that the Costa Rica international is not thinking about leaving Real Madrid just yet and is determined to fight for his place in the first-team.

The 28-year-old joined Madrid from Levante after an impressive 2013-14 campaign and World Cup, but has so far been unable to displace Iker Casillas as the club’s No.1.

But despite his lack of playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Navas refuses to give up and will continue to give his utmost in order to convince head coach Carlo Ancelotti to play him.

“Keylor told me he is not leaving Real Madrid. He is very happy. He is a fighter who wants to work hard and triumph at the club,” Freddy Navas told La Nacion.

“He knows that he has to fight for a place. It’s a process that he’s accepting very well. In the press, some people are claiming that he is not good enough, but he is very strong.”

Meanwhile, his agent Kristhian Arguedas has stressed that Navas is keen to sit out his contract until 2020.

“He’s happy living the dream at Real, on a six-year contract that he intends to see out here in Madrid.”

The shot stopper has made seven appearances for Madrid in all competitions, keeping two clean sheets in the process.

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