Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas has spoken of his traumatic deadline-day experience with the Costa Rican international admitted he cried when his projected move to Man United fell through according to the Daily Express.
It had looked likely that Old Trafford star David De Gea would move to the Bernabeu in a deal that would have seen Navas move in the opposite direction but the transfer was not completed in time and both custodians remained at their respective clubs.
The 28-year-old revealed the maelstrom of emotions he went through on deadline-day during an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena COPE.
“Deadline day was one of the worst days of my football career,”
“I cried when the transfer window was closed, near my wife.
“I’m human and everything exploded. I was waiting in the airport even without suitcases. I was not on the plane, but I was near.
“The contract arrived too late. My agent reviewed it and was correct. I didn’t want to go. I did the medicals in Valdebebas after that and I did not return to the airport.
“There was no time. Then I went to home. It was complicated. I arrived at home and I started to cry.” Navas added.
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Fortunately the experience hasn’t affected Navas’s form, with the Real Madrid man thus far keeping clean sheets in all five La Liga and Champions League fixtures this term.