Everton keeper emerges as shock target for Real Madrid

Date published: Sunday 25th August 2019 9:23 - Samuel Bannister

Real Madrid are lining up a shock move for an Everton keeper in the event of Keylor Navas leaving, according to reports.

Costa Rica international Navas is being heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu having lost his place as number one to former Chelsea shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois, with Paris Saint-Germain tipped to make a bid.

That would leave Zinedine Zidane light on keeper options, with Andriy Lunin and Luca Zidane having left on loan this summer, to Valladolid and Racing Santander respectively.

Several names have been suggested as a replacement for Madrid’s back-up option, with ex-Liverpool man Pepe Reina – currently at AC Milan – believed to be among the main targets.

Chelsea’s Willy Caballero has also been linked, but now Football Insider says another Premier League name has joined the list – Everton’s Maarten Stekelenburg.

The Dutch veteran has fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park, with Jordan Pickford nailing down the number one spot, and summer signing Jonas Lossl having added further competition.

Therefore, Real officials have been in touch with his entourage to scratch the surface over potential negotiations – and although he is not their top target, he is a name under consideration.


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