Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas hopes he can stay with the Los Blancos next season and fight for the No.1 spot under coach Zinedine Zidane.
Navas was first-choice between the sticks during Real Madrid's run of three straight Champions League crowns but has lost his place due to the arrival of Thibaut Courtois last summer.
Navas continues to be linked with a move away from Los Blancos, though, with the club expected to make big changes in this summer's transfer window.
The Real shot-stopper, however, is hopeful that he will be able to stay at Madrid heading into the 2019-2020 season.
"I'm very happy, grateful to God for giving me the chance to be here," Navas told reporters after the Leganes match.
"Whenever I get the opportunity to play I do the best I can. I hope I can stay at Madrid next season. I have a contract and we have to wait and see if anything changes there."
Navas joined Real Madrid from Levante in the summer of 2014 and had been a fixture in the first-team between 2015 and 2018.
The 32-year-old has still managed 18 appearances this season but has only featured in seven of Real Madrid's 32 La Liga games so far, while he was even selected behind Zinedine Zidane's son, Luca Zidane, during a recent 3-2 win over Huesca.
He made his 100th LaLiga appearance for Real Madrid in the clash with Eibar. The Costa Rican shot stopper reaches his century in his fifth season with the club.
Navas is the first ever foreign goalkeeper to reach 100 league games for Real Madrid and the eighth of all time, behind Casillas (510), Buyo (343), Miguel Angel (247), Juanito Alonso (225), Garcia Remon (177), Banonn (132) and Betancort (129).
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