Madrid - Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas,
one of the stars of this year's World Cup, has completed his move to Real
Madrid from Levante, the European champions announced on Sunday evening.
Madrid CF and Levante UD have reached an agreement for the transfer of Keylor Navas, who will be contracted to the club for the next six
years," read a statement on Madrid's website.
capital club added that Navas, 27, will be presented
at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Tuesday afternoon after undergoing a
Marca, which is closely linked to Madrid, reported that the club have paid the
10 million-euro ($13.4m, £8m) release clause in Navas'
Navas, who has spent the last two seasons in La Liga with Levante, was
outstanding during unfancied Costa Rica's run to the World Cup quarter-finals,
where they only succumbed on penalties to the Netherlands.
He will compete
with Iker Casillas for the goalkeeper's jersey in Carlo Ancelotti's side, with
Diego Lopez expected to leave the club.
Lopez was used
by Ancelotti as his first-choice in La Liga last season, but Casillas featured
in their victorious Champions League and Copa del Rey campaigns.