Keylor Navas back training following injury-related absence

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Keylor Navas, the Costa Rican goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain, has announced his return to fitness after missing a significant portion of the season with back problems.

Navas, 37, has been sidelined for 13 of PSG's 23 matches this season. His absence was compounded by a six-month loan at Nott Forest, which ended without an extension due to the Premier League club's decision not to continue with him after that period.

Gianluigi Donnarumma grabbed full hold of the GK1 role at PSG last season and that's been the case this season under the management of Luis Enrique.

Navas has been a backup goalie for a long time now, and that decision was ratified by Luis Enrique upon his appointment as new manager of PSG last summer.

The competition for the starting goalkeeper position has been non-existent this season, the same as last year, but in this case that's been mostly because of Navas's injury and the established hierarchy under the posts of Paris.

Despite Navas's return to training and his declaration of fitness, his future at PSG remains uncertain and a January exit has not been entirely ruled out. The main reasons for a sale, from PSG's point of view, are his large salary and the fact that there are only six months left on his contract at PSG.

An extension seems unlikely, as PSG views young Spanish goalkeeper Arnau Tenas, 22, as the future backup and one who has already played games in Gianluiggi Donnarumma's absence earlier this season.