Scared by the desire of PSG to recruit a second major goalkeeper in the person of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Keylor Navas would have, for a time, considered leaving the club according to the team. The Costa Rican would now accept the situation and be ready to fight for his No.1 spot.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, while waiting for Gianluigi Donnarumma. That the transfer window of Paris Saint-Germain is rich, on paper. Behind the scenes, however, an arrival could have put a little fuel on the fire in the capital: that, not yet formalized, of Gianluigi Donnarumma. The imminent signing of the Italian international goalkeeper would have stung Keylor Navas, the current Parisian number 1.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper, unwavering in the goal of PSG since his arrival in 2019, could have badly been put in the paws of a major competitor, he who was perhaps the best Parisian last season. L’Equipe assures this Thursday that the Costa Rican would have been “furious” when he learned that PSG were preparing to take action for the 22-year-old Italian. Quoting “certain sources”, our colleagues indicate that Navas would have even “considered a departure”.
Pochettino will have the last word
The triple winner of the Champions League with Real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018) would seem to have now accepted the fact of having to be in cohabitation with the one who is twelve years his junior. If a loan could have been considered for Donnarumma for the coming season, the – soon – former Milanese should be integrated into the Parisian workforce as soon as he is signed, just after the Euro final he is playing with the Nazionale .
As to who will be the holder in the goal of PSG for the 2021-22 season, the decision should be put in the hands of Mauricio Pochettino, who will be the sole decision-maker in the hierarchy in this very special position. And who had, throughout the unfruitful cohabitations Sirigu-Trapp, Trapp-Areola, then Areola-Buffon, offered some headaches to the Parisian management.