Zinedine Zidane’s appointment as Real Madrid’s boss opened up the door for a major overhaul in Real Madrid’s locker room, with a lot of players set to leave to make room for newcomers.
One of the players that were bound to have a new life at Santiago Bernabeu was Keylor Navas, who was mightily struggling to find any playing time at all under both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.
However, the Costa Rican was once again benched by Zidane in favor of Thibaut Courtois, who’s not only 5 years younger but’s also going to start next season as Los Blancos’ top goalkeeper.
That’s why, according to Spanish outlet As, Navas urged the club to allow him to leave in the summer after signing a contract extension that would keep him at Santiago Bernabeu, at least, until 2021.
Navas is demanding the club to pay for the two years still left on his contract and let him walk away for free, something the club obviously declined.
As per the report, Los Blancos are expecting to get, at least, 20 million for his services, while Navas wants to get at least 7 million in yearly wages and a contract of a minimum of 3 years, a couple of demands only Paris Saint-Germain is the only club that’s willing to meet.
With Gianluigi Buffon set to leave Parc des Princes in the summer, the French club is looking for a top-tier goalkeeper of the likes of Navas to try and go back stronger in their pursuit for the UEFA Champions League next season.
Navas played a major part in Real Madrid’s recent European success after thriving with his national team in the World Cup, but he’s been often mistreated by the Merengue supporters and bosses, even though Courtois has vastly underperformed since completing his dream move from Chelsea almost one year ago.