Keylor Navas, the desperate attempt


By: Manu Tournoux

Real Madrid were forced to make a dramatic transfer move at the start of the 2023/24 season following an injury to Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian star has established himself as Madrid’s number 1 since 2019, but his campaign ended in August following a serious knee injury. Real Madrid have opted to send Courtois to undergo surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Early estimates have his return scheduled for May, but he is unlikely to play before the 2024/25 campaign.

There remains a chance the 31-year-old returns in time for Euro 2024, but he will be in no rush to make his comeback. Courtois’ injury prompted Real Madrid to make a bold move in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan from Chelsea, but they were also offered former goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

According to information from Marca, the Costa Rican international contacted Los Blancos leaders, as he sought a move away from Paris Saint-Germain. The club chose not to accept Navas’ offer and the 37-year-old is expected to leave PSG at the end of the season.

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