Monday September 2 2019
Real Madrid sign PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is a new Real Madrid player and has already been registered with La Liga, say Marca.

Areola had been second choice in Paris last season behind Gianluigi Buffon, who has subsequently left the club this summer to rejoin Juventus.

However, the Parisians have been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper and have now signed Keylor Navas, so Areola has gone in the opposite direction on a season-long loan deal.

Areola, 26, has made 106 first-team appearances for PSG and has already spent a season in the Spanish top flight when he played for Villarreal in the 2015-16 campaign on a loan deal.

It is claimed that the deal will see Madrid receive a sum of money alongside the French goalkeeper in order to part company with Navas, who has been second choice behind Thibaut Courtois at the club.

Navas joined Madrid from Levante in the summer of 2014 and has won three Champions League titles with the club.

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