Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly emerged as the latest suitors in pursuit of Keylor Navas, having submitted an initial €44 million offer for him.
Spanish publication Don Balon have reported that Keylor Navas is the subject of interest of PSG with Unai Emery unconvinced by his current options between the sticks. The French giants have, thus, tabled an offer worth €44 million to land the Real Madrid goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.
Navas’s career had been on a constantly upward trajectory until the 2016/17 season, having enjoyed two strong campaigns with Real Madrid. The recently concluded season, however, seems to have put his place as the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at the Santiago Bernabeu in jeopardy.
While he did turn in a few match winning performances and ended the campaign in strong fashion, the Costa Rica international blew hot and cold for large parts of the season with several error-strewn outings to boot.
PSG have made a €44million bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. [Don Balon] pic.twitter.com/iBklRudPsM
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In all, Navas played 41 matches for Real Madrid, conceding 50 goals while managing to keep just 7 clean sheets. It was widely being reported, though, that Zinedine Zidane was set to impose his complete faith in Navas following his crucial performances towards the end of the season.
The report by Don Balon, however, suggests that Los Blancos have received an offer too good to refuse, with PSG making a €44 million bid for the shot stopper. Unai Emery is believed to be unconvinced by the current options at his disposal, with Kevin Trapp and Alphonse Areola proving to be unreliable with their inconsistent performances.
Navas’s credentials, meanwhile, are proven and the player is a definitive upgrade on the duo on his day. At 30, the Costa Rican is at the peak of his powers as well, meaning he can potentially provide the best years of his career to Les Parisiens.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, are likely to step up their pursuit of landing Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan in the summer transfer window, should Navas make his way to the French capital.
However, the 30-year-old has time and again expressed his desire to fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane’s first-team setup, so it remains to be seen if he will agree to a summer switch to Parc des Princes. It now remains to be seen if the move sees the light of the day with Real Madrid tempted by PSG’s offer for Navas.