Is Navas better than De Gea

David James: "Keylor Navas better than De Gea"

Strong claims by former England goalkeeper David James, who once won the English League Cup with Portsmouth FC. For the 45-year-old, a move of the Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United to Real Madrid would be completely unnecessary. The Englishman announced that the 24-year-old would have to line up with the royal team.

"When you watch Navas at Real, you don't wonder why De Gea didn't move to Madrid, because you know Navas is a good goalkeeper and De Gea can't just become number one there," said James.

The Spanish national goalkeeper was about to move to Los Blancos in the summer before it failed at the last minute. The contract documents had not been submitted to the Spanish Professional League (LFP) in good time before the transfer market was closed. A change in the next transfer period is now also ruled out. Previously it was speculated that the transfer would still come about in January.

Wenger wanted Ospina instead of Navas

James, who was also active for Liverpool, caught the attention of Costa Rican Navas much earlier and he even recommended him to Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger: "A few years ago I asked Arsene Wenger: 'Why don't you give Navas 11 or 14 million euros? ' But he had David Ospina on his wish-list and got him too, "said James.

The 53-time England goalkeeper is also convinced that Navas is one of the top three goalkeepers in the world: "Navas has made an exceptional start in Spain. He lives up to my theory that he is one of the best. If I do now If you name a number based on gut instinct, then I would place him in the top three goalkeepers in the world because he's really good, "said James and added:" I also think he's better than De Gea. "