Ben­itez backs Navas as Real’s No. 1

The Kurdish Globe - - Sports News -

Real Madrid coach Rafael Ben­itez has backed Key­lor Navas to be his No. 1 goal­keeper, de­spite be­ing linked strongly to Manch­ester United's David de Gea.

Af­ter Casil­las' de­par­ture to Porto, Ben­itez has backed Navas to be first choice at the San­ti­ago Bern­abeu ahead of Kiko Casilla – a re­cent re­cruit from Es­panyol - po­ten­tially sig­nalling an end to Real's pur­suit of De Gea.

Asked if Navas has the qual­ity re­quired to be a starter, Ben­itez said: "I think so, yes, we wanted to give him the chance to play and prove him­self and he has done well."

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