For the longest of time, Real Madrid has been linked with various highly-rated goal-keepers including the likes of: ThibautCourtois and David de Gea, those 2 players are the ones that have been most consistently rumored to join Real Madrid and David de Gea was even on the verge of becoming a player of the Spanish club but the transfer ultimately crashed due to some documents not being delivered to FIFA in time or at least this is what it’s believed to be why David de Gea’s transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid could not be completed.
In the absence of David de Gea, the Costa Rican shot-stopper KeylorNavas has proved his worth and demonstrated that he can stand his own and be the undisputed main shot-stopper of Real Madrid and after helping the Spanish club in their milestone of not losing for 40 straight games.
Real Madrid surpassed the record that Barcelona had of 39 games being unbeaten by reaching the 40 games mark and KeylorNavas played a huge role in this achievement.
After being unbeaten for 40 games, it was Sevilla the team that managed to defeat Real Madrid in a match that was played on January 15 of 2017 and ZinedineZidane voiced his thoughts concerning the current situation of the club and also shut down rumors of being interested in switching shot-stoppers as the French manager said:
‘’We went unbeaten for 40 games and he was our goalkeeper. He was there all along. Navas looks really good to me. We can always ask more from all of the players, but up until now he has been the goalkeeper with whom we went 40 games without losing. That was for a reason. He was part of our streak.”
There still are rumors floating around claiming that Real Madrid is still interested and attempting to sign David de Gea but ZinedineZidanehas voiced his confidence and trust towards KeylorNavas and it seems like they will not be changing goal-keepers anytime soon despite the many rumors that have been popping out.