#DeadlineDay: Keylor Navas Signs For Paris Saint-Germain as Alphonse Areola Joins Real Madrid on Loan

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Keylor Navas has signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent deal, while Alphonse Areola has gone the other way on loan.

Costa Rica international Navas, 32, has joined the French champions on a four-year deal after winning three Champions League titles in five years with Real.

France international Areola leaves on a season-long agreement, with no option to purchase coming with the deal.

Navas spent five years in Madrid, playing more than 100 times for Real and winning 11 trophies including three successive Champions League titles, and boss Zinedine Zidane admitted last month he did not want to lose him.

Navas said: “I’m really excited to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m coming to France with high hopes – it is a very prestigious club and I am keen to be part of the adventure.

“I will do everything I can to help PSG win new titles, bringing all my experience and professionalism, and will also try to win the hearts of the Parisian fans, famous throughout Europe for their passion.”

Despite starting in three of PSG’s four league games this season, Areola has made the switch to La Liga, where he looks set to act as back-up for first-choice Courtois.

PSG let Gianluigi Buffon, who played 25 times last season in all competitions, rejoin Juventus this summer but have signed 19-year-old Marcin Bulka from Chelsea and Sergio Rico from Sevilla on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

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