Keylor Navas says he is ready to fight for the No 1 jersey at Real Madrid despite the confirmation of Thibaut Courtois’ signing.
Costa Rica international Navas’ future at the Santiago Bernabeu has been questioned following the acquisition of the Belgian, yet he insists he is clear about his plans and has not given any thought to leaving.
Speaking to Onda Cero on Madrid’s tour of the United States, the 31-year-old was adamant he will be competing with Courtois and was forthright in the message he sent out to supporters.
“I’ve been saying all day on the radio that I am staying at Real Madrid. I can keep on saying it and I’m not wrong. Okay?
“Of course, and I say this with force, but I have the same desire to leave as I have to die,” he declared.
Navas has played a total of 141 official games for Los Blancos and won three Champions League, one La Liga, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and one Spanish Super Cup.