Arsenal and Liverpool aren’t just going to fight it out for a place in the best four, this season, at least if the current reports leaving Spain end up being right.
The two Premier League teams are both believed to be peering toward a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Diario Gol has detailed, through 101 Great Goals that the Costa Rican goalkeeper is on the transfer lists of both Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp, with the Gunners and the Reds needing to enhance their current goalkeeping alternatives.
While Petr Cech still has two or three great years left in him, the former Chelsea man isn’t the same goalkeeper he was just over two years ago when he joined Arsenal, and his performances were not what some fans were expecting.
Liverpool, meanwhile, has been in critical need of a top quality goalkeeper for quite a while, with Loris Karius failing to give a dependable, reliable, trustworthy option to the precarious Simon Mignolet.
Navas was once set for a move to Manchester United as a part of the now scandalously botched David De Gea transfer to Real Madrid. From that point forward, nonetheless, the 30-year-old has immovably settled himself as the number one choice at the Bernabeu and was viewed as unsellable by the Los Blancos board amid this present summer’s transfer window.
In spite of Real’s hesitance to offer, Arsenal and Liverpool are set to test the European and Spanish champions’ resolve, possibly as early as January, despite the fact that a late summer window move would maybe be more probable, with Zinedine Zidane unlikely to want to part with his first decision goalkeeper halfway through the season.
Serious bids for Keylor Navas could trigger Real into a significant cash move for either De Gea or AC Milan youngster Gianluigi Donnarumma, who played out a U-turn on his want to leave the San Siro over the summer to pen another arrangement with the Rossoneri. However, if a record-breaking offer came Milan’s way for the teenager, it’s impossible the seven-time European champions would have the capacity to oppose Real’s overtures.