Official: Navas swaps Madrid for Paris

Keylor Navas has officially left Real Madrid and signed for Paris Saint Germain.

PSG officially announced th signing of Keylor Navas from Real Madrid tonight.

On the clubs official website psg.fr, the Parisian football club released a statement which read:

“Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the arrival in its squad of Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa.”

“Arriving from Real Madrid CF, the Costa Rican goalkeeper signed a four-year contract with the club of the capital, until June 30, 2023.”

“Keylor Navas, who also has Spanish nationality, is the first player of the history of Paris Saint-Germain from Costa Rica.”

“Aged 32, the San Isidro native of El General was trained in his home country at Deportivo Saprissa, where he will begin his professional career in 2005.”

“The start of a course that will see him win 6 National Championships and a Champions Cup of CONCACAF (2005) before flying to Spain, successively in Albacete (2010-2011, 36 matches) and Levante (2011-2014, 70 matches).”

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“At the end of the 2013-2014 season, the Costa Rican international (88 caps since 2008) is elected best goalkeeper of the Spanish Championship and joined in the wake Real Madrid.”

“In five seasons with the Madrid club, Keylor Navas played 162 games, including 104 in the Liga and 39 in the UEFA Champions League.”

“In the process, he will forge himself an exceptional record, winning 3 UEFA Champions League (2016, 2017, 2018), 3 Club World Cups (2016, 2017, 2018), 2 European Supercups (2014, 2017), 1 Championship of Spain (2017) and a Spanish Supercup (2017).”

It is understood the Costa Rican international did not want to a backup keeper.

He initially requested to be allowed to leave on a free transfer. This request was denied.

It is believed the clubs reached an undisclosed figure, with PSG keeper Alphonse Areola going the other way on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

PSG feel they have added a goalkeeper with immense experience, especially in the Champions League.

Which is the trophy that club chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi feels would cement the success of the project he and his Qatar Sports Investment Group undertook when they acquired the club back in 2011.

 

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