Juventus Reject Chance to Sign Out of Favour Real Madrid Goalkeeper Keylor Navas

​Juventus have rejected the chance to sign Real Madrid’s relegated keeper Keylor Navas, despite a relative lack of world class depth in the position. 

After losing Gianluigi Buffon to Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, the Old Lady designated their vacant number one spot to Wojciech Szczesny, whilst also bringing in Genoa’s Mattia Perin for a modest €12m fee. 

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The former Arsenal man, who was bought for £11m in July 2017 after a successful loan spell at Roma, has had an up and down season between the sticks so far, and has come in for some criticism on occasion, as I Bianconeri attempt to triumph on all fronts.

According to reports from Italian publication Corriere di Torino, as outlined in the ​Mirror, the Costa Rican custodian’s representatives were alert to this fact, and thus attempted to feel out the possibilities of a switch for their client. 

The ​Real Madrid man has been forced to deputise for summer recruit ​Thibaut Courtois this season, settling for just seven appearances across competitions. He has not appeared in La Liga since August.

Evidently seeking pastures new, the 31-year-old was hoping ​​Juve’s uncertainty surrounding their number one, and their eagerness to win the Champions League, of which he is a three-time winner, could land him a new home.

However, the ​Serie A leaders were not on the same wavelength, choosing instead to stick with their Polish international for now. Considering the 28-year-old’s crucial penalty save in their last clash with Milan at San Siro, it may have been the right call.

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