Weakened by the alternation of Mauricio Pochettino, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas know their fate. Indeed, Paris Saint-Germain finally chose to bet on the Italian goalkeeper. A decision that will push his Costa Rican counterpart into exile.
Donnarumma will push Navas towards the exit at PSG.
Mauricio Pochettino lost his bet. In order not to offend his goalkeepers, the Paris Saint-Germain coach did not want to get wet by opting for alternation: 25 games for Keylor Navas, 23 games for Gianluigi Donnarumma.
A method that has not borne fruit since its players have never been able to chain, leading to frustration, as evidenced by the recent declarations of the main interested parties. Suddenly, the leaders were forced to take a radical decision to clarify the situation.
Donnarumma will be number one
According to L’Equipe, the board of the capital club has chosen to bet on the Italian goalkeeper. Recruited free from AC Milan, last summer, after his title of European champion with the Squadra Azzurra, the Transalpine had nevertheless started his Parisian adventure well. Before he collapsed on the lawn of Real Madrid (3-1), during the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, making a fatal error on Karim Benzema’s first goal which precipitated the fall of the Parisians.
Despite this blunder, the last bulwark of the Nazionale, weakened in recent weeks and whose reputation has been tarnished, retains the full confidence of its leaders. Much younger (13 years younger than Navas) and still with plenty of room for improvement, Donnarumma has ample means to recover. Even more so if he becomes the one and only indisputable holder in the PSG lacing for the next few seasons.
Navas will have no trouble bouncing back
For his Costa Rican partner, the pill is bound to have trouble passing. But given his veteran profile, the Tico probably had no illusions. Two years from the end of his contract, Navas, worth 10 million euros by his superiors, should not lack solicitations to bounce back in an ambitious club. A scenario that had already presented itself to him at the time of his forced departure from Real Madrid in 2019 with the takeover of Thibaut Courtois.
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