Real Madrid 'agree' to pay Keylor Navas buyout clause

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Real Madrid have ‘agreed’ to pay Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas’ buyout clause according to reports.

The Champions League holders are hopeful of completing an £8 million deal to sign Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas who impressed in Brazil this summer at the World Cup.

The 27-year-old put in some sublime performances with the Costa Rica national team who beat out both England and Italy to secure a place in the last sixteen of the tournament along with Uruguay.

Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to pay £8 million for the Levante stopper, meeting the player’s release clause with a view to instating him as their No.1 goalkeeper.

Club stalwart and Spain captain Iker Casillas was dropped from the team in recent months and weeks following a number of high profile errors for club and country, although there is speculation it could be Diego Lopez who lands up being sold to make way for Navas.

Navas began his career at Saprissa in his homeland before joining Spanish outfit Albacete in 2010. He was loaned out to Levante for the 2011/12 season and the La Liga side were impressed enough to sign him permanently at the end of 2012.

The career trajectory of the Costa Rica goalkeeper could be about to take a huge spurt if he signs for La Liga giants and defending Champions League holders Real Madrid but he’ll have big gloves to fill. Despite Casillas’ recent fall from grace for club and country, he is and certainly was at his peak, one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

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