Nottingham Forest have made a major breakthrough in their quest to sign PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas. According to Football Insider, the Costa Rican star is now due in England for a medical.

The Reds have moved to sign a new goalkeeper this month. Dean Henderson will be out of action for around a month and as a result, Steve Cooper is keen to ensure he’s well-stocked.

Forest book Navas medical
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Wayne Hennessey has been deputising for Henderson. He played in games against Bournemouth in the Premier League and Manchester United in the Carabao Cup but Navas is now close.

Henderson wasn’t anticipated to be out for any longer than a month. With that in mind, it does perhaps seem strange that Forest don’t just stick with Hennessey for a little while longer.

Still, the chance to sign Navas has clearly turned out too good to turn down. The 36-year-old has won the Champions League three times with Real Madrid before making the move to PSG.

Navas is set to sign for the Reds on a six-month loan deal. PSG will foot a large percentage of his £200,000-a-week wages and he now looks set to sign for Forest before the deadline.

Forest make Navas breakthrough

This would be quite a deal for the Reds if they can get something over the line. The player has already rejected a move to Al-Nassr with Cristiano Ronaldo, with staying in Europe his main desire.

Navas will immediately become the club’s number-one goalkeeper. However, it would leave Cooper with a big decision to make once Henderson does become fit and available.

Forest book Navas medical
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The experienced custodian is definitely an upgrade on Hennessey. He’s not done a lot wrong when he’s played but it’s not unfair to say that his best days are behind him.

Navas has a wealth of experience but not only that, but he’s also got a proven track record when it comes to playing for clubs that win things.

As a result, this signing looks like a good one for Forest. The fact he’s now due at the club for a medical is extremely exciting and the Reds will hope he can face Leeds on Sunday.

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