The Costa Rican goalkeeper does not intend to give the former Rossoneri the green light, also thanks to the support of a special friend
He won’t give any discounts, Keylor Navas. Titular between the posts of PSG, the 34-year-old Costa Rican is ready to challenge the 22-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma to keep his place, despite everything. And perhaps with the support of the latest Sergio Ramos with whom he has been very close since the days of Real Madrid. He explains it L’Equipe today, however, highlighting that the final decision will be up to coach Mauricio Pochettino. While the club must then thin out a department that has nine goalkeepers, with precarious destinies.
In any case, Donnarumma is gaining support, thanks to the Europeans as a protagonist. At the news of the 10 million five-year deal, a certain skepticism had emerged among fans and local media. The decisive saves with Italy have reversed the trend and the idea is now gaining ground that he can also establish himself as the first goalkeeper at the PSG. But the former Rossoneri will have to deal with Navas’ determination to keep himself as the first choice.
The former of Real Madrid, second L’Equipe, he had initially thought of changing teams, but now he intends to play all his cards, thanks to the support of the locker room where he is one of the leaders. And where Ramos also arrived with whom he won three Champions League. The Spaniard, the newspaper recalls, spent part of his honeymoon at the home of the far defender in South America.
The choice will be up to Pochettino, helmsman of a team that has to put some order between the posts: there are at least nine goalkeepers in all. After Donnarumma and Navas, in fact, there is Rico, in theory the second, but who, if forced to move down a position, could ask to be sold. Areola, fresh off the loan at Fulham, wants to stay in the Premier League, and Celta Vigo likes it too. The problem is the 8.4 million gross salary. The third, the 30-year-old Letellier, confirmed for another year, remains available, while the young Bulka (21) and Innocent (20) want to play and will be loaned, perhaps taking on their salary. With the 18-year-old and promising Italian Franchi, who recently passed professional, there is also the same age Lavallée, just taken from Lilla but destined for the Primavera (with Randriamamy). While the 34-year-old Navas, who was renewed in April until 2024, is already hard at work trying to keep his shirt tight as a starter.
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