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Arsenal are reportedly set to rival Liverpool in the fight to seal the deal for a big name who now wants out of Real Madrid.
As reported by the Diario Gol, the keeper Keylor Navas (€30.8m) is miserable with life at the Bernabeu, where he seems under-appreciated, and he could go to the Premier League as his next transfer.
The American has proven himself to be one of the finest ‘keepers in Europe on his day, though he is maybe not the big name many at Real Madrid will have had in mind to succeed a club legend like Iker Casillas.
Navas became Real’s first choice when Casillas left Real in 2015. However, it appears he continues to struggle to win over many at the club, as well as media and pundits around the team.
Diario Gol earlier reported Liverpool were interested in Navas as an upgrade on the out-of-form Simon Mignolet, and the corresponding source now names Arsenal as potential admirers.
The North Londoners could do with bringing in a long-term successor for Petr Cech, who has not looked the top class footballer he once was since sealing his transfer from rivals Chelsea back in 2015.
The keeper will turn 36 at the end of this campaign and had another questionable display in Arsenal’s loss to Manchester City yesterday, allowing his 13th goal from 13 penalties faced at the club.
Once a true world-class shot-stopper, Cech no longer appears at the required level to provide stability.
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