By Aramide Oladipo
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is pushing hard to return from injury to face Tottenham in the upcoming Champions League clash, according to a report.
Spanish publication AS claims that the 30-year-old is setting his sights on playing a part when Mauricio Pochettino’s men travel to the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.
The La Liga champions posted a picture of the Costa Rica international returning to first-team training on their official Twitter account on Sunday morning.
👐 ¡@NavasKeylor volvió a entrenarse con el grupo!
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) October 15, 2017
Navas suffered a muscular injury whilst on international duty last week which meant that he missed the World Cup qualifier against Panama and also Madrid’s weekend victory against Getafe.
This is a huge fitness boost for the Champions League holders key first-team players such as Gareth Bale, Mateo Kovacic and Dani Carvajal are reportedly set to miss out.
Zinedine Zidane’s side currently trail bitter rivals Barcelona by eight points in La Liga.
Navas has enjoyed great success during his three-year spell as Madrid’s number one between the sticks, winning a total of two Champions League trophies and a La Liga title.
These upcoming back-to-back clashes against Madrid will be a massive test for Spurs and it would sent a message should they top the group which contains the current holders.
In other Tottenham news, one star man is looking to triple his wages as contract talks open.