Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas ‘closing in on PSG switch’ after demanding more first team opportunities
- Momentum picked up with Keylor Navas’ proposed Paris Saint Germain move
- The goalkeeper is set to head to Paris in the coming days for a medical
- Zinedine Zidane appeared to rule out the possibility of selling the goalkeeper
- Navas would replace Alphonse Areola as the first choice stopper in Paris
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is reportedly closing in on a late summer transfer to reigning French champions Paris Saint Germain.
The Costa Rican is understood to have told Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and the club hierarchy of his wish to move on in search of first team opportunity.
In the coming days Navas is set to travel to Paris, where he will undertake a medical and could be confirmed as a PSG player by the end of the weekend, as report Marca in Spain.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas is reportedly closing in on a late summer transfer to PSG
Recently, however, Zidane himself has personally stated he ‘could not see Madrid without Navas’ and appeared to all but rule out an exit for the back-up star.
Navas featured in pre-season for Madrid and put in a string of impressive performances during the International Champions Cup.
Zinedine Zidane recently went as far as to say he ‘could not see Madrid without Navas’
Despite this, Thibaut Courtois remains in line to retain the senior position between the sticks. Zidane’s determination to keep Navas at the club though has only intensified.
PSG however have been monitoring the situation, with current boss Thomas Tuchel known to be an admirer of Navas and his nimble reflexes.
The German is believed to not be convinced by current stopper Alphonse Areola, and wants a reliable No.1 for the season ahead in order to launch a strong attempt for Champions League glory.
But the Costa Rican has grown tired of playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois in Madrid
Despite Zidane’s recent insistent comments on Navas, Spanish publication Marca add that he is weighing up a move for Chelsea stopper Willy Caballero, in the event that Navas does depart the capital this summer.
Caballero, 38, is currently the back-up to Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge.
Andry Lunin and Zidane’s son Luca have left Real on loan, so they are short in the goalkeeping department.