Keylor Navas insists he plans to stay at Real Madrid for “many years” as the club continue to be linked with a move for David de Gea.
The Manchester United goalkeeper came close to signing for Los Blancos in 2015 and was thwarted only by an administrative error at the Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane has never seemed sure of Navas and has therefore kept monitoring De Gea, who has won United Player of the Year for three successive seasons.
It’s a little harsh on the Costa Rican, who could be about to help Real to a La Liga and Champions League double.
Zidane’s men overcame an early scare against Atletico Madrid to win 4-2 on aggregate, giving them the chance to become the first side to retain the trophy.
After the game, Navas spoke about his future, as quoted by Goal.
“I want to stay at Real Madrid for many years to come,” he said.
“I don’t care what people say, I just do my job.
“I notice the fans’ support, it makes me feel well-liked.”
The 30-year-old will be under the spotlight for the remainder of the season after his performance of two halves at the Vicente Calderon.
The stopper really should have done better for Antoine Griezmann’s penalty, but then went on to make several brilliant saves in the second half.
The neutrals will be rooting for Gianluigi Buffon in the final, but having persevered through what’s been a tough season for him, few would begrudge Navas proving himself to Zidane again.