Goalkeeper Keylor Navas joins PSG of Real Madrid

PARIS: Triple Champions League winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas has joined Paris St Germain in a four-year contract of Real Madrid French champions said Monday.

Navas joined Real in 2014 and was his number one during an unprecedented hat-trick of the Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018, but lost his place in the team after Belgium Thibaut Courtois He joined last year.

Paris St Germain is pleased to announce the transfer of goalkeeper Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa from Real Madrid, the French club said in a statement.

The Costa Rican shot-stopper has signed a four-year contract with the capital club until 30 June 2023. Navas, who also holds Spanish nationality, is the first Costa Rican in the history of the Paris St Germain men's team.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane said last month that he didn't want Navas to leave, but PSG Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola headed the other way with a one-season loan for the Spanish club.

I'm really excited to sign for Paris St Germain, Navas said. After my experience in Spain, I'm coming to France with high hopes.

PSG top the Ligue 1 table with nine points from four games.

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