PSG to make Gianluigi Donnarumma number one next season

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L’Équipe report that the Paris Saint-Germain management has decided to make Gianluigi Donnarumma the club’s outright number one next season, putting an end to the competition with Keylor Navas.

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Both goalkeepers have publicly indicated that the current situation – by which they alternated for the starting spot throughout the season – could not go on. 

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The club has made the decision to promote the 23-year-old, even if the Costa Rican has rarely disappointed since arriving from Real Madrid in 2019.

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PSG will now look to sell all of Navas, Alphonse Areola, Marcin Bułka, and Sergio Rico ahead of a major summer clearout. The latter three are all out on loan currently (West Ham, Mallorca, Nice).

Although Navas’ price tag is reasonable – set at €10m – his €1m yearly wages could prove a stumbling block to a move, with another two years left on his contract and no particular rush to leave anywhere on his end.

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Areola is expected to stay at West Ham past this season, with an option to buy in his loan deal set at just over €10m, which the Premier League club will exercise. He currently has 1 year left on his PSG contract. Nice are likely to do the same for Bułka, who would join for €2m.

Author: Agyei

A hardcore football fan, who thinks Marcelo Bielsa needs his own brand of water cooler.

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