Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has never truly won the trust of the Real Madrid board and fans for years now, as the Spanish giants have been continuously linked with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and United’s David De Gea.
However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has come out in defence of the Costa Rican, insisting he will remain at the club for many years to come.
“This club has had a very important gesture as it is to name one of our players, Keylor Navas, honorary partner,” he said at a fans event last week.
“I want to tell you, Keylor, that you have won the love and affection of all the Madridistas.
“Simply, because you earned it with your talent, that you have a lot, and also with your professionalism, but also with your behaviour, because you have identified a lot with our values.
“It is a pride for all to have you porter, whatever they say about, or whatever they say others but in the Madrid you know what that is, the daily work.
“You work a lot and you will be with us for many years.”
Navas has also revealed he is in no hurry to leave the club.
Speaking earlier this month, the 31-year-old said: “I’m calm, I have two years left on my contract and I intend to fulfill them.
“People ask me if I’m leaving, but I’m only leaving to go home to my family.”