The goalkeeper market often agitates PSG. A few seasons ago, the residents of the Parc des Princes had to manage the cohabitation between Salvatore Sirigu and Kevin Trapp, then that between the German and Alphonse Areola. Then, Thomas Tuchel had to decide between the French and Gianluigi Buffon. These last two years, no debate since Keylor Navas has seized the number one place. And it is in a serene climate that he worked alongside his understudy Sergio Rico.
But this summer 2021, the capital club will again have to manage the cohabitation between two goalkeepers each claiming a number one place. While he extended his lease until 2024 last April, Navas will be in competition with Gianluigi Donnarumma. Free since the end of his adventure at AC Milan, the Italian, who will sign 5 years, will stay in Paris this year. A loan had been mentioned, but it will not be. An arrival which will therefore redistribute the cards.
Keys for Areola and Rico
In addition to Keylor Navas, who will have to deal with a strong competitor, the other Parisian goalkeepers will be impacted. Sergio Rico in the lead. Number two, the Spaniard will no matter what happens ahead of Navas and Donnarumma in the mind of Mauricio Pochettino. Descending further in the hierarchy does not seem to be, a priori, an option for the player under contract until 2024. Loaned to Fulham last year, Alphonse Areola, he does not enter into the plans of the Ile-de-France team for a while. And precisely, some clubs are ready to come to the rescue of these doormen.
According to the Greek media SportFM, Olympiakos is interested in Rico and Areola. Regarding the tricolor world champion, other teams are on the spot like Celta Vigo and Lille. Also offered to Roma, he should not join Italy, Mourinho preferring to bet on Rui Patricio. PSG, which therefore has seven gatekeepers still under contract including Bulka or Innocent, will still animate the transfer window for the goalkeepers. An old habit for Ile-de-France residents.