While Mauricio Pochettino did not want to make a choice concerning the titular goalkeeper, Christophe Galtier quickly designated his number 1. It was up to Luis Campos to exfiltrate the loser in this duel between Donnarumma and Navas.
Paris Saint-Germain had hit hard in the 2021 transfer window by offering Gianluigi Donnarumma, just titled with Italy during the Euro and author of a heroic match in the final against England at Wembley. Leonardo had pulled off the perfect shot, since he had waited for Donnarruma to be free of any contract to sign him for PSG, which still earned the young Italian goalkeeper the hatred of AC Milan fans, who immediately given the nickname of Dollar amount. In Paris, the transalpine goalkeeper found himself with a very hungry Keylor Navas who, if he said nothing, did not really appreciate seeing that the management of the capital club stuck such a competitor to him in legs. For Mauricio Pochettino, it was so hard to choose that the former PSG coach ultimately never chose, alternating between the two goalkeepers with a logic that is sometimes hard to understand. But after the departure of the Argentinian technician, Christophe Galtier has already settled everything. Well almost.
Tuesday, during his presentation press conference, Christophe Galtier was clear about this competition between Donnarumma and Navas. ” I’m going to meet the guards very soon. I have to meet them, but I have on principle to name a number one and a number two, even if the second can pass in front according to the performances. It’s easier for me in terms of management, but also for them in terms of their position in the workforce. “, warned the French coach of Paris Saint-Germain, who quickly implemented what he had said. Namely that a choice was made in agreement with Luis Campos, and it is Gianluigi Donnarumma who will start in Ligue 1 and in the Champions League. Aged 23 and still under contract with PSG for four years, the Italian goalkeeper is the future, even if his teammate and Costa Rican competitor necessarily also has assets. It now remains to resolve this internally.
Navas politely asked to leave PSG
Thank you Qatar…
See you soon! pic.twitter.com/ET69ttt4eE
— Keylor Navas (@NavasKeylor) May 17, 2022
Keylor Navas made it known in an interview after the end of the season, he likes Paris and does not plan to move. His monthly salary of 1 million euros is obviously an additional asset for living well in the French capital. Linked for two more seasons with PSG, the 36-year-old goalkeeper now knows that he will settle on the bench at the Parc des Princes and inevitably, even if he appreciates life in France, he still risks cringe. For his part, Gianluigi Donnarumma might not be 100% serene knowing that behind his back, he has a competitor who is just waiting for a ball to push him on the sidelines. This is why, according to L’Equipe, the leaders of PSG are actively looking for a club which can correspond to the wishes of Keylor Navas, and which can afford it financially, which is never easy with Parisian salaries. The sports daily claim that Nasser Al-Khelaifi has received several expressions of interest for the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, but so far this hasn’t materialized into any real offers. This file is at the top of the pile for Luis Campos and Antero Henrique, it is up to them to achieve a first miracle.