This transfer season, there was a deal between Manchester United and Real Madrid for David De Gea. The deal was a £29 million one in which Madrid’s Costa Rican keeper, Keylor Navas would also be added to the money in exchange for De Gea coming to Real Madrid.
The deal sadly broke down as it could not be concluded before the Spanish transfer deadline . Keylor Navas is reported to have told Spanish radio that he cried after the deal fell through.
He said”I was waiting at the airport in a private room which was what I was told I had to do. It was at a point where every five minutes things changed: that I should go to the airport, that I shouldn’t go. There was nothing clear and I wasn’t relaxed until everything was over. When everything passed and I went to my room with my wife, I started to think about what happened, I just cracked up. They were moments that I hope will not happen again because they were not good. I cried with my wife…”
After the deal fell through, De Gea has signed a new contract with Manchester United. Navas on the other hand has had a great start to the season. He has kept a clean sheet for five games this season; Real hasn’t conceded any goals.
His performance has already broken the record set by a former Madrid keeper, Miguel Angel in the 1975/1976 season in which he kept a clean sheet for four matches.
Real play with Atletic Bilbao on Wednesday and Navas hopes to extend his record. Real, which has 10 points, is second on the table to Barcelona which has 12.