Keylor Navas to leave PSG, join Nottingham Forest

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Second-string PSG goalie and Costa Rica international Keylor Navas is on his way to the Premier League to join Nottingham Forest, according to multiple reports published on Friday.

A little over a week ago, Paul Taylor of The Athletic reported interest from Nottingham Forest in PSG's reserve goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Today, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed a deal is in place between the player and club with only an agreement between both clubs pending.

Considering the diminished role of Navas in Paris (he's just played two games through the end of January this season), it is expected that PSG ends up agreeing on a fee with Nottingham Forest to sell the oft-benched goalkeeper.

Navas signed with PSG back in the summer of 2019 and has spent the last three seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, whit the current one making it four.

Keylor Navas will move on from PSG and play in the Premier League for the first time in his career

The South American has appeared in 108 games (all competitions) while in Paris, logging 9,644 minutes and allowing 87 goals. Navas leaves PSG allowing an average of 0.81 goals per 90 minutes, the best rate over a stance he's had at any professional club throughout his career (including at Real Madrid, where he posted a 0.96 rate).

Already 36 years old, Navas is looking to taste the Premier League waters while regaining a GK1 role, which Nottingham Forest can provide him with after their starting goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, suffered an injury that will keep him off the pitch for a few weeks.

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With no French Cup games on PSG's schedule for the remainder of January, Navas would not have played any other game for Paris Saint-Germain anyway as he's only been used by coach Christophe Galtier in the last two rounds of the domestic cup.