Unai Emery has insisted that there’s no truth linking Arsenal with a January move for Real Madrid’s out-of-favour goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
The 32-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu since the summer arrival of Thiboult Courtois from Chelsea leading to rumours of an impending £14 million exit.
The Costa Rica international further fuelled speculation this week by posting what appeared to be a farewell message on social media, in which he stated: “Thanks for everything.”
“Not true,” replied Emery when asked about interest in Navas in his pre-Blackpool press conference.
The Spaniard then added: “We never speak about one goalkeeper because I think – and it’s true – we are very happy with the three goalkeepers we have now. We’ve never spoken about Keylor Navas.”
Given we have limited funds to spend on new recruits and wages, the idea of bringing a new high profile keeper to the club would be a bit odd. It’s pretty obvious we need to focus on improving our defensive options right now, starting with at least one centre-back.