Transfer News: Real Madrid Sign World Cup 2014's Best Goalkeeper Keylor Navas
By Mark Wayne Eubank | August 5, 2014 5:36 AM EST
Spanish giants Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Levante.
The 27-year-old is expected to challenge for the no.1 spot at the Santiago Bernabeu after showcasing his talent in last season's La Liga and more importantly, during the recent World Cup.
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Real Madrid confirm signing of Colombian goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Levante
"Keylor Navas is now a Real Madrid player,"a statement read on Realmadrid.com.
"After being one of the stars of last season, he later showed the world his immense quality at the World Cup. His saves took Costa Rica to the quarter finals for the first time in history, consolidating himself as one of the best keepers in the world."
The report further enumerated the Costa Rican's achievements such as making the most stops in Spain's top-flight with 160, while having a success rate of 80.1 per cent.
Described as "quick and having great reflexes," the Real also noticed his extraordinary ability to deal with one-to-one situations, which most of the times end with him having the upper hand.
Dubbed as KeyLord on social media, Navas almost won the Golden Glove in Brazil, with several pundits, as well as neutrals, opining that he was supposed to be the rightful recipient of the award over Germany's Manuel Neuer.
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