Guardiola reportedly interested in Real Madrid GK Navas

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Keylor Navas has had a few pretty wild years.

The Costa Rican goalkeeper saw his stock skyrocket when he starred in the 2014 World Cup, earning a move away from Levante when Real Madrid activated his $11 million release clause.

He sat behind Iker Casillas for a season as Real backstop, but took over in 2015-16 as the side won the UEFA Champions League. Navas has since caught some heat for a blunder or two in the Real goal, and his job status is in question under Zinedine Zidane.

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If Navas is unwanted in Madrid, it turns out several suitors would be happy to snap him up. We’re not talking minnows, either, and now AS is reporting that Pep Guardiola would like to bring Navas to Manchester City. Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, and Arsenal are also mentioned.

The move would be Guardiola’s second attempt to bring a high-profile keeper from La Liga, as current No. 1 Claudio Bravo has not improved City’s goalkeeping from previous backstop Joe Hart.