Keylor Navas revealed that he will only consider his Real Madrid future once it’s crystal clear to him that he’s no longer the first-choice goalkeeper
Since Thibaut Courtois’ €35m arrival from Chelsea last summer, Navas has found himself demoted to the bench this season in favour of the Belgium international.
Although Courtois’ hip injury could give Navas a chance to have a few games in goal and stake his claim for a regular starting spot to manager Santiago Solari.
Amid reported interest from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal, the Costa Rican also made it clear he won’t be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.
“The day when I realise that I cannot be the first-choice goalkeeper will be the day I leave,” said Navas, according to AS.
“That is what I have always worked towards, but after that, there is someone who makes the decisions and it’s up to us to train hard and perform well when we get the chance to play.
“In the meantime, you have to wait for your turn. We don’t know what’s going to happen [with Courtois’ injury], only the coach knows what the situation is.
“I am at the coach’s disposal 100 per cent – we have to be united.”
Navas received the Iberoamericana Community Trophy at the National Sports Awards from Spanish King Felipe VI at the Royal Palace in El Pardo in Madrid on Thursday.