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Keylor Navas denied free departure

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Real Madrid have denied Keylor Navas’ request to leave the club on free this summer as the Costa Rican international assesses his options

Keylor Navas has been looking for an exit from the Santiago Bernebeau for quite some time. In the last four years, the veteran shot-stopper has been one of the most consistent players for Los Blancos.

However, the Madrid giants seem to always be linked with one custodian or another. Last summer, they signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

That move made things complicated for Keylor Navas. And now, the player is aware of the fact that he needs to leave in order to get more game time.

Zinedine Zidane relied heavily on Keylor Navas during his first stint at the dugout. Things have changed now. The Frenchman prioritizes Courtois over Navas. Madrid are looking to sell the player for a fee reported in the region of €20 million.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in the player as the French giants look for Gigi Buffon’s replacement.

Nonetheless, Keylor Navas is not taking any chances. According to AS, Navas is forcing an exit and has even demanded to be allowed to leave for free. The same report claims that the Costa Rican also wants to be paid the remaining two years of his contract in full before being moved on.

Real Madrid are however not looking to cave in to the 32 year old’s demands. The club is looking to raise funds for another spending spree and could use the cash from the sale.

After already signing the likes of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Rodrygo, Zidane is looking for another midfielder. The likes of Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen have been touted the last few months and will cost a lot of money.

PSG on their part, are reportedly willing to offer Navas a salary of around €9 million a year.