sport news dilemma: Who will Zinedine Zidane back for No 1 shirt?

Zinedine Zidane faces major dilemma this summer with four keepers fighting for one spot... so will he back his son or one of the other three contenders for No 1 shirt? could have four goalkeepers fighting for one place next season Keylor Navas could move on in the summer if he doesn't regain No 1 status Supporters have already turned on former Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois 

By Pete Jenson for MailOnline

Published: 13:06 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 13:11 BST, 1 April 2019


have four goalkeepers wanting first team status next season. 

At least one, and possibly two, will have to leave. 

Sportsmail looks at who goes and who stays with Zinedine Zidane contemplating moving on a club legend, promoting his own son and putting his faith in Thibaut Courtois.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will want to have a permanent No 1 in place for next season

coach Zinedine Zidane will want to have a permanent No 1 in place for next season

The legend

Keylor Navas was never everyone's idea of the perfect keeper. He is not the biggest, does not always command his area and he came from lowly Levante after a good World Cup for Costa Rica – he never had the Galatico stamp that David de Gea would have had if he had signed. 

And yet the supporters adore him and the three Champions Leagues and one La Liga title won in the last three years has earned him his place in the club's history. Not unlike Iker Casillas he always produced the big save in the big games. 

Now the 32-year-old doesn't play the big games. He renewed his contract at the start of the year but only for one more year taking his pre-existing deal to 2020 to 2021. 

That seems to have been a ploy to keep his price up. His 5m euros (£4.3m) wages will be within the reach of most top clubs and he will have no shortage of suitors.

Keylor Navas may look to leave Real Madrid if he doesn't regain his No 1 status at the club

Keylor Navas may look to leave if he doesn't regain his No 1 status at the club

The big signing

When Diario AS polled supporters recently asking them who they wanted to stay at the club into next season only 63 per cent backed Thibaut Courtois while 79 per cent backed Navas.

The club are likely to think differently. Courtois is the younger man and he's on a contract until 2024. There is a willingness to make it work despite his awful first campaign.

They believe he can find the form that he showed when he first broke through in Spain at Atletico Madrid aged just 20, winning the Copa del Rey with them at the Bernabeu against Jose Mourinho's Madrid. He needs some big performances like that one in finals or Clasicos to win over the supporters. 

The handful who shouted 'Go to Atletico' and 'You couldn't stop a taxi' at him as he drove away from the stadium after crashed out of the Champions

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