Reports suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be joined by a former Real Madrid star at his new club Al Nassr in this transfer window.
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Earlier this month, Ronaldo called time on his two-decade playing career in Europe by signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Saudi Arabian giants Al Nassr.
The move to the Middle East came after his acrimonious departure from Manchester United in November 2022, and will see him become the highest-earning footballer in the game's history, with the Portuguese superstar set to rake in a staggering £173 million (R3.6 billion) a year in the Gulf state.
According to Marca, the 37-year-old could be joined by another decorated footballer as the Saudi Pro League table-toppers are keen to bring Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas to the club.
The Costa Rican shared the Los Blancos dressing room with Ronaldo for four seasons, helping the Spanish giants capture three UEFA Champions League titles during that time.
Navas would leave the Santiago Bernabeu for the French capital a season after Ronaldo left for Juventus in 2018, with Real having bought Thibaut Courtois to be their No. 1, and now a similar situation has transpired at the Parc des Princes.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is now the first-choice shot-stopper at PSG, leaving Navas to play second fiddle, and Al Nassr are looking to take advantage of this situation.
The Saudi club's current No. 1, David Ospina, is also said to be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury, and the club reportedly see the decorated Costa Rican as the perfect replacement for the former Arsenal man.
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Navas' contract with Les Parisiens expires at the end of this season, but the Ligue 1 club is understood to want to be compensated if their veteran goalkeeper is to leave in this transfer window.
PSG are set to travel to Saudi Arabia later this week to play against a combined Al Hilal-Al Nassr XI in a friendly, and it is while Navas is in the Middle East that negotiations are expected to be expedited.
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