Keylor Navas has swapped Paris for Nottingham. The Costa Rica international penned a loan deal at the City Ground until the end of the season yesterday and he’s posted a classy thank you message to PSG, with Kylian Mbappe seemingly gutted.
Forest have pulled one out of the hat once again. After making stellar additions in the summer, the Reds have now managed to get themselves a three-time Champions League-winning goalkeeper added to their ranks.
Navas had fallen way down the pecking order at PSG. He was often considered the backup option to Gianluigi Donnarumma but with the Italian one of the best in the world, he was miles away from a start.
At 36-years-old, the player is hardly going to be considered a long-term option. In the here and now, however, with Dean Henderson injured this looks like a very astute signing for the Reds.
Wayne Hennessey will likely play in goal for Forest this evening. They’re 3-0 down going into th the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United and face mission impossible.
Navas will likely be in contention for Sunday’s game against Leeds. With tough fixtures on the horizon, it looks like a seriously big game for both clubs and Forest will need to be at their best.
Mbappe seemingly gutted about Navas departure
The experienced performer has been with PSG since 2019 when he signed from Real Madrid. In that time, he’s made 108 appearances and kept an impressive 50 clean sheets.
It would appear that not only is he a strong goalkeeper, but he’s also a great character to have in the dressing room. Indeed, Mbappe appears sad to see him leave the club.
He took to Instagram in response to Navas’ post thanking PSG for everything. He only used to emojis to sum up his thoughts, choosing the crying face and a love heart.
Forest will hope that Navas can play a huge part in the team’s survival. If he could hit the ground running, the Reds can start to edge further clear of the relegation zone in no time.