Forget Victor Valdes, Liverpool should sign stunning Costa Rica star

Barcelona shot-stopper Victor Valdes has once again been linked with a move to Liverpool, though Costa Rica star Keylor Navas provides a fabulous alternative.

In a report quoted by the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool have again emerged as a possible destination for the recently released Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The 32-year-old recently walked away from the Nou Camp outfit after more than ten years at the club, opting to leave on a free after his contract had expired.

Rumours previously suggested that the Spanish international was set to move to French side Monaco, but after suffering a season-ending injury in March, the Ligue 1 outfit have since pulled out of a deal and turned their attentions elsewhere.

As a result, speculation over Victor Valdes’ possible destination has increased with Liverpool now named amongst the favourites.

The Reds are reportedly on the lookout for a new goalkeeper this summer, with Brendan Rodgers keen to add more depth to his squad as he bids to compete well in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Whilst Victor Valdes would undoubtedly be a top signing, his wages could be a potential stumbling block and a cheaper, more viable option would be Costa Rican international Keylor Navas.

The current Levante shot-stopper has been lauded as one of the best in his position after a wonderful season in La Liga, and he has certainly brought his stunning form to this summer’s World Cup.

  TeamPosGoals ConcededSavesPunchesCross Not ClaimedAccurate Goal KicksAccurate Keeper ThrowsAppsMins
Keylor Navas Costa Rica GK 1 6 1 0 8 2 2 180

As per the table displayed by Opta Stats, it shows that the 27-year-old has made six saves, conceded just one goal – a penalty from Edison Cavani – and has yet to fumble a cross against two former World Cup winners in Italy and Uruguay.

With a reported release clause of €10 million, it is unlikely that Liverpool could find a better goalkeeper at a cheaper price worldwide – especially one which has a number of years left at the top of his game.

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