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Man City look at Champions League winning goalkeeper to solve injury crisis

  • Aug 23, 9:01

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

Spanish news source AS write that Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are looking into the possibility of launching an ‘emergency loan’ move for Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

It’s been speculated that since Claudio Bravo ruptured his achilles, leaving the Premier League champions with just Ederson to fill the sticks – after the sales of Angus Gunn and Joe Hart this summer.

Keylor Navas, 31, moving to City would be quite something, as there’s little doubt he would be coming in to play back-up to Ederson – an unlikely scenario seeing as he could soon be playing the same back-up role at Real Madrid since the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.

Bravo, 35, is expected to be out for a couple of months and in the last 24 hours it’s been confirmed that Manchester City have recalled their 19-year-old goalkeeper Aro Muric from his loan at Dutch side NAC Breda. The return of Muric could spell the end to the Keylor Navas rumour though.

Real Madrid, according to AS, would allow Navas to move to Manchester City if the player insisted on the move, but as of right now it has not been an issue as the Costa Rican international appears happy to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.