Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas could finally head to Real Madrid on Monday, August 4.
The 27-year-old Levante player has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, but a move has yet to materialize.
Los Blancos wishes to sell one of their current goalkeepers first before moving for Navas, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Currently, Madrid have Iker Casillas, Diego Lopez, and Jesus Fernandez on their books. AS reports that Diego Lopez is the mostly likely of the trio to leave Bernabeu Stadium.
Because Real Madrid is not able to settle the sale of one of their goalkeepers, Navas, who is supposedly slated to arrive on August 1, will instead have to wait until August 4 before he is unveiled.
Navas will reportedly move for a fee of 10 million euros ($13.5 million), and earn 2.5 million euros ($3.4 million) per year, according to Marca.
The shotstopper’s imminent move to Real Madrid is a childhood’s dream come true.
In an interview, Navas said: “Even when I was a kid I always thought about achieving big things – I would pretend to interview myself as a player at a top club – that was always my big dream.
“Now I am going through a golden moment in my life, I’m very happy.”