Real Madrid have identified their weak link
When officials at Real Madrid identify a position in their starting XI they need to strengthen, they make bold moves to solve the issue. That reality is going to threaten both Chelsea and Manchester United during this summer’s transfer window.
Zinedine Zidane has reportedly come to the conclusion that Keylor Navas is simply not good enough to persists as the club’s starting goalkeeper. That might seem like a strange decision given the club’s success this season, but we’re talking about Real Madrid here. They require the best players in the world at every spot on the pitch.
The club are planning summer swoops for Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea to rectify their keeper deficiency. Presumably Zidane would be happy with either keeper, and will let the transfer market influence which one they chase with the most vigor.
Expect both Premier League clubs to put up a massive fight. Courtois and de Gea are huge reasons that both clubs find themselves enjoying successful campaigns. Chelsea are cruising towards a Premier League title while United find themselves chasing a treble. Neither club will relish changing keepers during the summer.
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Of course, Real Madrid have a history of prying Premier League stars away from clubs who aren’t anxious to part with them. Just ask Tottenham fans how the club’s interest in Gareth Bale or Luka Modric ended up. Chelsea and United fans will tell themselves their clubs are different, but the allure of Real Madrid is a powerful thing.
The best thing that United and Chelsea fans could hope for is that Real Madrid will settle on their third potential target. The La Liga club are also interested in AC Milan starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma. While I’m of the opinion that entrusting the starting spot to an 18-year-old is fraught with danger, he’s certainly an exceptional talent. The uncertainty of the Serie A club’s ownership situation might make him an easier potential purchase.
Keylor Navas should enjoy his starts at Real Madrid for the remainder of the season. He’ll be replaced with another high-priced star this s