The Costa Rican goalkeeper was included as a makeweight in the deal to sell David de Gea to Real Madrid, and had signed all the paperwork before the deal’s infamous collapse.
But Navas, on Spanish radio last night, revealed that he broke down in tears on hearing that he would be able to stay at Real Madrid.
“I cried with my wife,” he told Partido de las 12, “and I needed to cry a little more.”
“With everything that had happened, when I went to bed with my wife I started to think about everything that had happened and it just kind of exploded out.
“I didn’t want to leave Madrid.
"Ever since signing for Madrid it was a dream to be here and I never wanted to leave.”
Navas, who has not conceded a goal yet this season and has since broken a club record at the Bernabeu for the most consecutive clean sheets, confirmed he didn’t feel used by the club in the De Gea deal, a situation he described as “complicated.”