Arsenal transfers: ‘Costa Rica star would do well in Premier League’

Arsenal transfers: Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas would fit in well in the Premier League, says Neville Southall

Neville Southall has backed Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas to impress in the Premier League should he seal a transfer to England this summer.

The 27-year-old only conceded two goals in five games and kept clean sheets against Italy, England and the Netherlands in Brazil.

The shot-stopper has been touted as a target for Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton in recent weeks following his stellar displays for Costa Rica.

And England legend Southall feels that Navas would be well-suited to the English top flight.

“I think looking at the Premier League now he could do [well],” Southall told talkSPORT.

“I thought he did really well [at the World Cup]. The only thing I would question was his kicking because he booted it down the middle and gave away possession I don’t know how many times last night.

“His shot-stopping was good, his [claiming of] crosses were debatable, but I think he would get away with that in the Premier League, his bravery was good because he came out sliding at people’s feet and his handling was decent.

“So I think he would do all right in the Premier League.”

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