Reports: Keylor Navas signs extension with Real Madrid
Costa Rican soccer superstar Keylor Navas is staying put.
Despite rumors linking him to the Premier League, the tico goalkeeper has reportedly signed a one-year extension with Spanish club Real Madrid. The new contract runs through June 2021.
The news was first reported Thursday by Spanish press, including the TV show “Jugones” and sport newspaper MARCA.
Navas gained worldwide attention during Costa Rica’s magical run in the 2014 World Cup. He joined Real Madrid that August and has enjoyed a successful career that included being selected as the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season.
But the 32-year-old has seen his playing time diminish since Real Madrid signed Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois last August, fueling rumors Navas was eyeing a starting role elsewhere.
You may be interested
Keylor Navas named as candidate for Goalkeeper of the Year awardAlejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020
Costa Rican footballer Keylor Navas is among the six goalkeepers on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2020 award,…
‘Extremely active’ Atlantic hurricane season is nearing its endThe Tico Times - November 25, 2020
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which produced 13 hurricanes and a record-setting 30 named storms, is approaching its conclusion. The…
News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your WednesdayAlejandro Zúñiga - November 25, 2020
Happy Wednesday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica.…