Arsenal are looking to further bolster their squad by signing the Real Madrid superstar in January.
The North Londoners currently sit fifth in the point table with 37 points from 18 games so far this season. They are tied, in terms of points, with Chelsea but the Blues have a better goal difference than Arsenal. Arsenal have started to impress everyone under Emery and the former PSG tactician is interested in signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the upcoming January transfer window.
Keylor Navas, who has represented Costa Rica in two FIFA world cup, has fallen down the pecking order since Thibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid in the recent summer transfer window. Navas was crucial to Real Madrid in their three consecutive UEFA Champions League victories, but now make only infrequent appearances for the defending Champions League winners.
The absence of playing time might have made Navas ready for another destination and reports suggest Arsenal look to capitalise on the situation. Emery’s side signed Leno in the summer transfer window and the young goalkeeper has slowly started to impress. However, it was his blunder that led to Southampton’s winning goal, which ended Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten streak.
El Confidencial reports suggest signing Navas has become a priority of Arsenal in the winter transfer window. It will provide competition for Arsenal’s current No.1 shot-stopper Bernd Leno. If Arsenal can sign Navas for a bargain fee, it will be a massive boost for the side.
Keylor Navas has immense experience to his account and there is no doubt that it will help the team. However, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid will be willing to sell the goalkeeper. Earlier, Navas was also linked with a move to Juventus.
Keylor Navas has struggled to accumulate playing time at Real Madrid and could be on his way out of the club. If that is the case, there will be a number of suitors for the player. It remains to be seen if Navas will choose Arsenal. Will Keylor Navas remain at Real Madrid? Will Arsenal sign him? Will he join any other club? Only time will tell.