Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have finally managed to add the goalkeeper that they wanted to their squad, they signed Real Madrid goalie Keylor Navas right on transfer deadline day. PSG have reportedly paid 15 million euros to Real Madrid for the goalie from Costa Rica, and they have also sent French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan to the Blancos for the rest of the season. Navas, now aged 32, had joined Real Madrid in 2014 from Levante after a string of impressive performances at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Keylor Navas has won three consecutive UEFA Champions League trophies at Real Madrid and he has also grabbed one LaLiga title and two UEFA Super Cups. He also received the 2017/18 UEFA Club Football Award for best Goalkeeper and was named in the UEFA Champions League squad of the season in 2018. However, last summer Navas lost his place to new signing Thibaut Courtois, and became a backup of the younger Belgium international.
Alphonse Areola, aged 26, will now become the main backup for Courtois, but there is no buyout clause in the loan agreement between PSG and Real Madrid. The French international starting in three of PSG's four league games this season but the club wanted a safer more experienced goalie in their attempt to finally win the UEFA Champions League. Marcin Bulka, who is just 19 years old, was in goal for Paris Saint-Germain last Friday when they secured a 2-0 victory at Metz. Paris Saint-Germain have also signed 26-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season.
Paris Saint-Germain are currently 1/10 at William Hill to win the Ligue 1 title again this season and they are 9/1 to win the UEFA Champions League.
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sharpe 09/03/19, 12:09:24 PM
It makes sense this deal of course, PSG have been looking for a keeper for quite some time now and obviously Navas wasn't too happy with the statute of a second...
It makes sense this deal of course, PSG have been looking for a keeper for quite some time now and obviously Navas wasn't too happy with the statute of a second choice GK in Madrid so a deal that makes a lot of sense for all three parties involved in the end. 32 is not that huge of an age for a keeper and the French side could easily get at least 3 more good seasons from Navas in his prime.Show more