PSG sign Keylor Navas and Mauro Icardi – Paris Saint-Germain have completed the deal to sign Mauro Icardi on a season-long loan from Internazionale. They are also capturing the goalkeeper Keylor Navas from Real Madrid as Neymar’s hopes of sealing a return to Barcelona failed to come to fruition on the transfer deadline day in Europe.
Since the arrival of Lukaku, Icardi would have to settle for second place as a striker at Inter. Since falling out of favour is not what he wanted, Icardi decided to make a deadline day move to PSG. PSG were in an urgent need of a striker with Cavani and Mbappe both injured and set to miss the game against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Icardi was the top scorer in the 2017-18 season with 29 goals. There were rumours that Icardi and the team managing the club weren’t at good terms and Icardi must be happy moving away from there. Media in France and Italy estimate that the buy-back clause of the Italian must be around 60 million euros if PSG decided to extend his stay after a season.
PSG sign Keylor Navas and Mauro Icardi
After letting Gianluigi Buffon to return to Juventus in the summer, PSG have also moved to sign the three times Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas for an undisclosed fee with the France international Alphonse Areola making way to the bench. Keylor Navas said later that he is really excited to play in France after a very successful time in Spain. Navas had fallen to spot 2 ever since the arrival of Courtois to Real Madrid.
Neymar has been in the news the entire summer break and it is clear that his wish to return to Barcelona is not being granted by PSG. Attempts to include Ivan Rakitic, Jean-Clair Todibo, and Ousmane Dembélé as makeweights in a package that would have taken the 27-year-old back to the Camp Nou on an initial loan fell down after PSG failed to convince Dembélé to make the move.
Neymar was pictured arriving in Miami to join his Brazil teammates for the friendly against Colombia this week, this is a sign that no talks have advanced and hell playing in Le Parc des Princes in the current season.