Cristiano Ronaldo could be reunited with a former Real Madrid team-mate with Al-Nassr ‘negotiating an immediate deal for Keylor Navas’ following an injury to ex-Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina
- Al-Nassr could move for PSG’s former Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36
- First-choice shot-stopper David Ospina, 34, has suffered a serious elbow injury
- Navas played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for four hugely successful seasons
- The Costa Rica international only has six months remaining on his PSG contract
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Al-Nassr are reportedly negotiating a deal to bring PSG’s Keylor Navas to the club to team up with his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Regular goalkeeper David Ospina has sustained an elbow injury, and with the Colombian set for a spell on the sidelines, manager Rudi Garcia is thought to have requested a replacement, with Navas the Al-Nassr boss’ preferred target.
Ronaldo has been busily preparing for his first outing for the Saudi Pro-League leaders, and his debut could come against his old foe Lionel Messi in a friendly that on businessman has already bid £2.2million to see.
PSG’s Keylor Navas
Eden Hazard had been rumoured to be close to a move to the Saudi Pro-League, but the newest face at Al-Nassr could be Costa Rican international Navas, according to Marca.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Navas were at Real Madrid for four seasons and won three Champions League titles together
Former Arsenal and Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina is believed to have suffered a fractured elbow in the club’s last outing, a 0-0 draw with Al-Shaddab on Saturday, and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.
The ex-Real Madrid keeper will be in Saudi Arabia this week for PSG’s clash with a Saudi All-Stars team that is set to include the Portuguese icon.
Navas has fallen down the pecking order at PSG since the arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma in 2021, and has now been relegated to the role of cup keeper.
The three-time Champions League winner has a contract with the French titans until June 2023, and although he is unlikely to want to forego any potential wages over the coming six months, an approach from Al-Nassr is likely to be equally lucrative.
However, PSG sporting director Luis Campos is thought to want to receive a fee in return for allowing his back-up goalkeeper leave before the end of his contract, which is thought to be an issue for the Saudi Pro-League outfit.
The pair played 125 games together for Los Blancos during a hugely successful spell for the club
The 36-year-old is not the only option that Garcia’s side are looking at, though, as the hunt for a new man between the sticks intensifies.
Al-Wheda stopper Munir is also under consideration, although he is believed to be very much of secondary importance to the pursuit of Navas.
Munir has also spent time in LaLiga, although with far less silverware to show for it, having been on the books at Numancia and Malaga.
Al-Nassr have been flying at the top of the league, having scored more goals than any other side (27), and are joint-top for the least goals conceded (6) with Ospina proving to be a fine option in goal for the club.
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