Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but the Gunners are already overstocked in this position which makes it unlikely they would add to their squad.
The Costa Rican is first-choice at Real Madrid but is reportedly unhappy with club president Florentino Perez. That’s according to Diario Gol, who claim Arsenal and Liverpool are both looking at him.
They say that Arsenal would see Navas as a long-term replacement for Petr Cech. However, there are a few issues with this reasoning. The first is that Navas is 30-years-old. You usually don’t sign players in their 30s as long-term replacements, not even goalkeepers.
The other issue is that there’s no way Arsene Wenger would be able to keep both Cech and Navas happy at the same time. On top of that, David Ospina, Emi Martinez and even Matt Macey are already at the club as cover for when Cech needs to be rotated or isn’t available.
The biggest obstacle of them all, though, is Madrid selling in the first place. Any sale would surely be dependent on them signing a replacement. The article cites Manchester United’s David De Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, but neither club are going to be letting their number one keeper go in a hurry.