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Keylor Navas 'one step away' from joining Napoli

Keylor Navas 'one step away' from joining Napoli
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Keylor Navas is on the verge of completing a long-awaited move away from Paris Saint-Germain, with Napoli keen to sign the Costa Rican goalkeeper this summer.

Navas has been wanting an exit from PSG for a while, especially given he was relinquished of his starting spot after the French club signed Gianluigi Donnarumma last summer, and he seems to have finally got it.

The 35-year-old is now 'one step away' from joining the Italian club from PSG, as the final details of the formula of the deal and the portion of the salary - which will be paid by PSG - are being finalised, Nicolo Schira has reported.

Napoli and PSG are both confident that the deal will be finalised 'soon'.

The move is set to be completed on a loan basis, and is a completely separate deal from the Fabian Ruiz one, with the Spaniard set to go the other way.

While Navas has been a brilliant goalkeeper for PSG, putting on some memorable displays both in Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League, Donnarumma's arrival has made his position at the club uncertain, with him making just 26 appearances in all competitions last season, as he competed with the Italian for the starting spot.

The move comes after David Ospina left on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract in the summer, and while they signed Salvatore Sirigu earlier in the window, and Alex Meret is still at the club, Napoli felt that a more assured, starting goalkeeper is needed.

Additionally, Meret's future is under question, with reports indicating that the signing of Sirigu was made with the idea of offloading the 25-year-old, who has struggled to feature regularly since arriving in Naples.


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