PSG to Aid Napoli with Wages Ahead of Navas Loan Transfer

Information from French outlet L’Equipe has put the spotlight on Paris Saint-Germain shotstopper Keylor Navas, as the latest report indicates that the three-time Champions League winner has said ‘yes’ to Napoli. With personal terms already being agreed between the player and the Partenopei, it is up to the two clubs to find an agreement now.

The ex-Real Madrid man has a contract until the summer of 2024 with the Parisians but is on the verge of a Serie A move. The 35-year-old has one eye on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with regular minutes absolutely necessary for the keeper to maintain consistency. However, there is a hunch regarding his wage demands.

According to Rai journalist Ciro Venerato (via TuttoNapoli), Napoli want to buy Navas on an outright deal instead of a loan. But the Italians will find it impossible to match his €9M net per season salary. Hence, a season-long loan is the most likely outcome for Napoli, but only if PSG assist them with the Costa Rica international’s salary. The Partenopei do not intend to go beyond €3M in wages. The Ligue 1 giants could also contribute to them with a severance package.

Our Take on Navas to Napoli

It goes without saying that the highly-decorated keeper will need to take a pay cut in order to facilitate the move. The transfer is bound to help his career, after he fell second in line behind Italy shotstopper Gianluigi Donnarumma under new PSG coach Christophe Galiter. There is no doubt about his quality, and he is certain to play a pivotal role for the Azzurri.

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