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Keylor Navas planning Bernabéu exit next summer

The Costa Rica international is unhappy about not getting playing time and was even contemplating a move in the forthcoming winter window.

Keylor, a pesar de su suplencia, se ha tomado la situación con plena profesionalidad y sigue entrenándose duro para cuando le llegue la oportunidad.

Keylor Navas has no interest in staying with Real Madrid as a substitute and the goalkeeper is currently deeply unhappy with his position at the club, with the Costa Rican now just being used by the club in the Copa del Rey. The player has targeted a move to the Premier, a league where he he is held in high esteem by many leading clubs. At the moment his agents are liaising with would be suitors with the intention that Navas packs his bags and heads to England next summer. Real Madrid, understand his frustration and are not expected to impede the goalkeeper from leaving should a suitable offer for his services materialise.

There was a possibility that the stopper was angling for a move in the winter market but the club made their position clear and would intervene to ensure that the Costa Rica international stays in the Spanish capital until the end of the 2018/19 campaign recalling the indifferent performances delivered by Kiko Casilla when Keylor was injured last season. Madrid are anxious to have Navas available when the crunch time comes around should Courtois be unable to play.

Zidane exit key 

Zinedine Zidane's departure in May was the curtain call for Keylor with the French coach even resisting calls to initially sign De Gea and also put his foot down when Kepa Arrizabalaga was highly linked with the Bernabéu outfit last winter. 

Zidane's replacement Julen Lopetegui initially opted to use a rotation police using Courtois for league games with Keylor featuring in cup and Champions league fixtures. With the recent departure of the Basque coach and the promotion of Santi Solari as new manager, the Argentine has made it clear that no rotation will take place between the sticks with Courtois being the definitive No. 1.

Santiago Solari, Manager of Real Madrid
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Santiago Solari, Manager of Real MadridGonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Looking ahead to the 2019/20 season, the club have plans to make Lunin the second goalkeeper in command and despite having limited playing time on loan with Leganés, the Madrid scouting team have deposited great amounts of faith in the young Ukrainian being a key Real Madrid goalkeeper of tomorrow.

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