According to Le Parisien, Keylor Navas has made the intriguing decision to spurn the opportunity to join Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, opting instead to continue his journey with PSG during this summer transfer window.
Al-Hilal had made overtures to Navas, exploring the tantalizing prospect of his transfer. However, the Costa Rican shot-stopper's contentment is deeply rooted in the heart of the French capital, and he appears to find fulfillment in his role as Gianluigi Donnarumma's understudy in Paris.
When Al-Hilal encountered reluctance from the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, they swiftly secured the services of Yassine Bounou from Sevilla as an alternative solution. It's noteworthy that beyond Saudi Arabia's interest, Navas attracted considerable attention during the summer transfer period. Clubs of high repute such as Inter Milan, Fenerbahçe, and several Premier League teams expressed their keen interest in the goalkeeper, as reported by Foot Mercato.
Keylor Navas left an indelible mark during his loan stint with Nottingham Forest in the previous season. He graced the pitch on 17 occasions, significantly contributing to the club's successful campaign in maintaining their Premier League status.
This remarkable display of talent did not go unnoticed, particularly by Luis Enrique. The Spanish manager has been thoroughly impressed by the 36-year-old's exceptional passing abilities, positioning Navas as a reliable contingency plan should any unforeseen circumstances prevent Donnarumma from occupying the goalkeeping role.
In light of Navas's decision, PSG can continue to rely on his wealth of experience and formidable skills as they embark on another exciting season in pursuit of their footballing ambitions. The decision to stay in Paris, amid numerous attractive offers, underscores Navas's dedication to PSG's cause and affirms his position as a valuable asset to the club's future projects... Either that, or it's about the comfort of living in Paris. We'll see.