Cristiano Ronaldo ‘could be reunited with Keylor Navas as Al-Nassr in talks to sign goalkeeper’

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 make the switch for PSG’s former Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 36
  • First-choice goalkeeper David Ospina, 34, has sustained a serious elbow injury
  • Navas played four highly successful seasons alongside Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The Costa Rican has just six months left on his contract at PSG
  • READ: Ronaldo’s arrival has sent the football-obsessed public into a frenzy

Al-Nassr is reportedly negotiating a deal to bring PSG’s Keylor Navas to the club to work alongside his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

First-choice goalkeeper David Ospina has picked up an elbow injury and with the Colombian set to be on the touchline for a period, coach Rudi Garcia is said to have requested a replacement, with Al-Nassr head coach Navas being the preferred target.

Ronaldo has been busy preparing for his first outing for the Saudi Pro-League leaders and his debut could come against old nemesis Lionel Messi in a friendly that a businessman has already bid £2.2m for.

PSG’s Keylor Navas

Eden Hazard was rumored 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 played with Navas at Real Madrid for four years

Ronaldo is yet to make his Al Nassr debut

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 said to have fractured his elbow in the club’s last game, a 0-0 draw against Al-Shaddab on Saturday, and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper will be in Saudi Arabia this week to meet PSG with a Saudi All-Stars squad that will include the Portuguese icon.

Navas has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma at PSG 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 while he may not want to forego any salary over the next six months, an offer from Al-Nassr should be just as lucrative.

However, PSG sporting director Luis Campos is believed to want a fee for allowing his backup goalkeeper to leave before his contract expires, believed to be a problem for the Saudi pro-league side.

The pair played 125 games together for Los Blancos during a hugely successful period for the club

The pair played 125 games together for Los Blancos during a hugely successful period for the club

However, the 36-year-old is not the only option Garcia’s side are considering as the search for a new man between the posts intensifies.

Al-Wheda stopper Munir is also under consideration, although believed to be of secondary importance in the pursuit of Navas.

Munir has also spent time in LaLiga, although he has far less silverware after being on the books in Numancia and Malaga.

Al-Nassr is at the top of the league, having scored more goals than any other team (27) and is joint leader in least goals conceded (6), with Ospina proving to be a good goal-scoring option for the club.


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