Paris Saint-Germain And Real Madrid Complete Swap Deal

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"Real Madrid CF and Paris Saint-Germain have agreed to transfer Keylor Navas".

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain changed goalkeepers on the final day of the summer transfer market in both countries, with three-time Champions League victor Keylor Navas going to the French club on a permanent deal and Alphonse Areola going the other way on loan.

That was not PSG's only big move of the day as the secured the services of Inter Milan outcast Mauro Icardi on a season-long loan.

Navas was voted best 'keeper in the Champions League in 2018, when he also won UEFA's goalkeeper of the year award.

'The club wishes to express its gratitude and affection for the player's conduct and commitment throughout his five seasons at Real Madrid, ' a statement read.

Navas, a 32-year-old Costa Rican played 104 times at Madrid winning the Champions League three times, and represents a safe pair of hands as first choice for PSG in their quest for European glory.

Areola had initially not counted on leaving Paris this summer, but the French global has been given reason to - PSG have spent the window looking for a new #1 and he is well aware of that. The goalkeeper said his goodbyes to his, now former team-mates last night (Sunday Sept. 1st) as Real Madrid drew 2-2 with Villarreal.

Areola, 26, moves to the Bernabeu on a one-year loan deal with no option to purchase.

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