It seems that Arsenal has made signing a new goalkeeper one of their priorities this summer. Current number one Petr Cech was once a great custodian. However, the Czech star has seen better days and is now looking every bit his 35 years.
The Gunners current number two Colombian international David Ospina has also proven unconvincing at times during his Gunners career. Not many people seem to believe that the former Nice ‘keeper is good enough to be Arsenal’s long-term number one.
Arsenal looking to shop in Madrid
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal has made an offer for Real Madrid number one Keylor Navas. The Costa Rica international has been a pretty reliable last line of defence for the Spanish champions since joining back in 2014.
However, Los Blancos always seem keen to replace the former Levante man. The Real Madrid hierarchy are reportedly looking to bring in a more high profile goalkeeper. Both Manchester United’s David de Gea and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois have been heavily linked with moves to the European champions.
Real’s attempts at signing a higher profile goalkeeper are believed to have angered Navas. He is now reportedly willing to leave the Spanish giants this summer for north London. The Spanish giants were hoping to use him in a deal to sign Roma’s in-demand Brazilian goalkeeper Allison, who seems to be on the wish list of a host of big European clubs and Liverpool.
Not a bad replacement for Cech
Keylor Navas is a very good goalkeeper and has proven in recent years that he is very reliable. However, Real Madrid seems to like having high profile players in every position. Navas is not high profile.
He is just a decent goalkeeper who gets on with his job quietly and efficiently. For me, he would not be a bad replacement for Cech, who will have just a year left on his Gunners contract this summer.
Bayer Leverkusen ‘keeper Bernd Leno is reportedly also on the Gunners list of possible replacements for Cech. The German is younger, but he is also less experienced than Navas, who has won La Liga once and the Champions League on two occasions with the men from the Spanish capital.
The goalkeeping department will certainly be one to keep an eye on this summer. If a new boss comes in, doubtful I know, then he may have his own ideas on who should be standing in-between the sticks for the Gunners next season.
Would Keylor Navas be a good signing for Arsenal?