Nottingham Forest want PSG star Keylor Navas to replace Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson
Nottingham Forest are reportedly interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas to replace the injured Dean Henderson.
Henderson picked up a thigh injury during Forest’s 2-0 win over rivals Leicester last Saturday, though he was able to see out the rest of the match.
However, scan results later revealed that the injury was more serious than previously thought and the Manchester United loanee is now set to spend at least the next four weeks on the sidelines.
This could not have come at a worse time for Forest, who are not only battling relegation but also face a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final against United.
Though there was a chance that Henderson would have missed those games anyway, the 25-year-old’s injury has seemingly forced Steve Cooper into looking for a replacement keeper who is an upgrade on back-up Wayne Hennessey.
And according to The Athletic, Forest are focusing their attention on serial Champions League winner Navas, who is available for transfer having fallen down the pecking order at PSG.
The Costa Rican international is best-known for his five-year spell at Real Madrid where he won three consecutive Champions Leagues as well as the La Liga title.
He moved to Paris in 2019 and has achieved further success, winning two Ligue 1 titles and reaching the UCL final in 2020.
Over his long career, the 36-year-old has kept 165 clean sheets in 453 appearances, and is currently contracted to the French giants until 2024.
However, Forest are not the only club interested in Navas’ services, with Premier League rivals Bournemouth and Saudi Arabian Al-Nassr also keen, the latter offering him the chance to reunited with Real teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
For their next match, Forest travel to the Cherries on Saturday in what could prove to be a relegation six-pointer, before the first-leg of their semi-final against United next Wednesday.
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