Keylor Navas close to signing with Al-Nassr or Premier League club
Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth have joined the chase to land PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but they might have arrived late to the party. According to Marca, the Costa Rica international is very close to joining the Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr.
After the injury suffered by Dean Henderson, Nottingham Forest is looking into the possibility of signing Keylor Navas for the remainder of the season.
The Premier League club has fellow Premiership member Bournemouth interested in the goalie, the English team also trying to arrive at a final decision on whether to add or not the World Cup participant to their ranks.
Spanish media outlet Marca, though, claims on Wednesday that a deal between PSG, Al-Nassr, and Keylor Navas is closer to getting agreed upon than ever. Considering PSG are spending the week touring Qatar and Saudi Arabia to face an All-Star of players including performers from Al-Nassr, a deal is more than probable to get done.
Keylor Navas favors a move to Al-Nassr to play with Cristiano Ronaldo again
Navas, the Costa Rica international and former Real Madrid keeper, has only played one game at PSG this season--the French Cup clash against minnows Chateauroux.
Keylor Navas is under contract in Paris until 2024, which could be a factor in any potential move considering his diminished role at PSG and the fact that his deal will be expiring in barely one year.
Marca says that Al-Nassr is already "negotiating the immediate incorporation of Keylor Navas" to their squad, in which he would play with former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo will be the captain of the All-Star XI team tomorrow against PSG in a friendly played in Saudi Arabia.
The injury to Al-Nassr's GK1, former Arsenal goalie David Ospina, has forced Rudi Garcia to look for a solution in the transfer market. The coach has identified the Costa Rica international as his main target and no. 1 option to cover Al-Nassr's goalposts. Ospina injured his right elbow and is expected to be out for a few months.
According to Marca, "the economic offer is attractive" while not on par with the figures offered to Ronaldo earlier this season, although Navas would favor a move to join the Portuguese after sharing a locker room with him at Real Madrid a few years ago.