Report: PSG target Real Madrid outcast Keylor Navas

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly set their sights on a surprise move for Keylor Navas to replace the departing Gianluigi Buffon.

Navas’ Real Madrid future has been under growing doubt following Thibaut Courtois’ arrival from Chelsea last summer.

The Belgium international quickly established himself as the first-choice under managers Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari prior to their respective dismissals.

However, Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Real dugout in March gave Navas a welcome return to the line-up.

The Costa Rican had, in fact, played in seven of Zidane’s 11 matches back in the dugout, with Courtois appearing in three and the Frenchman’s son, Luca, playing in the other.

But Marca claims that Navas has known for three weeks that his time at the Santiago Bernabeu is over. Therefore, talks have begun with PSG over a potential summer move to the French capital.

The Ligue 1 champions are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper now that Buffon will leave once his contract expires this month.

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One of the alleged motives for Buffon’s quick exit from PSG was due to the competition provided by Alphonse Areola, who restricted the legendary Italian to just 25 appearances last season.

But Navas is confident he’ll have a fair crack at opportunities in France, with PSG keen to sign someone of his experience.

The 32-year-old is a proven winner having been between the sticks throughout all of Real’s three consecutive Champions League titles. He was even named the competition’s best keeper last season.

Since joining Los Blancos in 2014 from Levante UD, Navas has kept 52 clean sheets in 162 appearances across all competitions.

Reports had also linked Manchester United’s David de Gea with a surprise switch to PSG in the summer. This comes amid a delay in talks over a new contract for the Spain international at Old Trafford.


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