Real Madrid and PSG agreed a deal to exchange Keylor Navas and Alphonse Areola. The Costa Rican goalkeeper signed a three years deal with the French team, whereas Los Blancos get the world champions on loan for one year, waiting for Andryi Lunin, who should be Courtois’ replacement next season.
Keylor Navas wanted to leave Madrid after talking with Zinedine Zidane at the beginning of the summer and realized that he was going to be Courtois substitute. The Costa Rican player couldn’t allow another season on the bench, like the last one. However, he didn’t want to lose money and not many teams were able to assume his salary. And one of them was PSG.
For this reason, Keylor and PSG talked at the beginning of the summer, but the deal froze and it seemed that the Costa Rican goalkeeper was going to stay in Madrid. Real Madrid gave Lunin on loan to Valladolid and the two goalkeepers available were Courtois and Navas. But everything changed last week, when PSG were again interested in Keylor.
Now Navas leaves the club after winning three Champions League with a key role. The goalkeeper is one of the beloved players by the supporters and Real Madrid lose again quality with this deal. Alphonse Areola, World Champion in Russia, will be his substitute this season.
Most of his colleagues wish Keylor Navas luck for his new adventure. It’s sure that Keylor Navas closed a stage in his life where he won titles, fame and love. His team mates, his coach and the supporters will miss him. A professional inside and outside the football pitch. PSG sign a great goalkeeper for the next three years.
Meanwhile, this is the only deal made in the deadline day of the summer transfer window. There was no bomb for Los Blancos, who didn’t sign any other midfielder. Besides, Mariano Díaz finally stays in the club, and these are not bad news at all, given the fact that Real Madrid have a lack of goal.