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PSG close to signing Keylor Navas from Real Madrid -report

According to MARCA.

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Paris Saint-Germain are set to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas after the Costa Rican player asked Los Blancos to leave the club, according to a report from MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz.

PSG have been interested in signing a quality keeper to compete with Alphonse Areola for a spot in the starting lineup and Navas would be that kind of player who has fuel in the tank for a few seasons while the younger Areola gains more experience.

No transfer fee has been reported and both clubs are reportedly in talks over a potential transfer involving Neymar, so the understanding between Madrid and PSG seems likely.

Coach Zinedine Zidane named Thibaut Courtois the starting goalkeeper and Navas’ chances of getting consistent minutes this season have vanished, as he would only play in the Copa del Rey. PSG would offer him the possibility to match the current contract he has with Real Madrid while playing relevant minutes in almost every competition, so it seems that the deal could be official soon.

Navas’ departure would leave Real Madrid without a backup goalkeeper but the club is apparently interested in backups like Pepe Reina or Kameni, who have the experience to play when Courtois isn’t available while accepting their roles as reserves.

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