Keylor Navas has admitted in an interview that he would be open to staying at Nottingham Forest next season.
This season in the Premier League, Nottingham Forest have suffered greatly defensively. The Reds have conceded 56 goals in the league, making them the third worst defence in the Premier League this season. However, the defensive record could be even worse if Forest had not had two excellent goalkeepers this season.
Firstly, Dean Henderson has been excellent in the first half of the season. Brought in on loan from Manchester United, he was set to be the first-choice keeper for Forest this season. However, he has not played since 14 January after suffering an injury in the 2-0 win over Leicester. This was a blow to Steve Cooper’s side, who had two weeks to find a replacement before the end of the winter transfer window. The Nottingham Forest board managed to secure the loan of PSG star Keylor Navas.
The Costa Rican goalkeeper arrived on loan without an option to buy until the end of the season. In his first game with Forest, he shone and was named man of the match in the 1-0 win over Leeds United. Thereafter, despite some criticism from some fans, he put in some great performances saving Forest from a number of goals that could have been conceded to keep Forest in the hunt for Premier League survival. However, regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League next season or not, he will return to PSG next season. But there is no guarantee that he will stay there afterwards.
Asked on Canal + about a possible desire to stay at the City Ground next season, Keylor Navas said:
“I would like to see the club’s intentions when my loan at Nottingham Forest will be over. Then we can make decisions.
But it’s true that Nottingham has welcomed me very well. My family is happy and that’s important for me. But we don’t know what will happen.
We have to wait a little bit and in the future we will see what can happen.”