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Keylor Navas joined Real Madrid from Levante for a reported fee of €10 million, signing a 6 year contract with them in 2014. He has been the mainstay in the team since then and has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers un the world.
The Costa Rica international goalkeeper has been Madrid’s first choice in the last three seasons, helping Zinedine Zidane’s side to three Champions League trophies as well as the La Liga title in 2016-17.
But Zinedine Zidane’s departure from the club last month has cast doubt over the 31 year old’s future and has been linked with a summer exit. There were strong rumors that the La Liga giants are looking to sign a new goalkeeper and has been linked to host of goalkeepers.
But the player claims that he he is backed by Santiago Bernabeu crowd to stay at the club this summer and he wants to end his career here.
“The kindness that the fans show me all the time is incredible and I am very grateful to all of them,” said Navas as quoted by Goal. “Whatever the sporting situation, they are always behind me. In the stadium I always hear the shouts of support that motivate me and when I walk through Madrid people always come up to me and show me their support, they say ‘don’t go, we love you’.
“I’m a Real Madrid player and I have a contract until 2020. I’ve always said that I’m very happy at Real Madrid and I hope that, if God wishes, I can retire at this club.
“I’m very happy at the club, in the city, with my team-mates, so my head is in Real Madrid and to keep enjoying this team.”