Former PSG goalie Salvatore Sirigu could return to Ligue1

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Former PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, who played a substantial role during the early years of the Qatari Sports Investments (QSI) era in Paris, is on the verge of making a comeback to the French football scene by re-joining the Ligue 1 after spending years away from it.

Sirigu, who guarded PSG's goalposts from 2011 to 2017, accumulating 190 appearances, was among the initial signings that marked PSG's new era under Qatari ownership.

Initially, he was an undisputed starter but he faced competition when Kevin Trapp joined the club in the summer of 2015. This led to two consecutive loan spells at Sevilla FC and Osasuna. Since 2017, Sirigu's career has primarily unfolded in Italy, where he ventured with Torino, Genoa, Napoli, and Fiorentina.

This summer, after his contract with Fiorentina expired, Sirigu has been linked to FC Lorient, and the former PSG shot-stopper seems poised to make a return to Ligue 1.

Reports from RMC Sport indicate that Salvatore Sirigu is set to sign a one-season deal with OGC Nice. At 36 years old, his role will be that of an understudy to another former PSG player, Marcin Bulka.

OGC Nice sought a replacement goalkeeper following the departure of Kasper Schmeichel, who was released from his contract. They have opted to harness the wealth of experience possessed by the Italian international to support the development of the Polish goalkeeper.

If this deal materializes, Salvatore Sirigu will have the opportunity to revisit his former club and the hallowed Parc des Princes. Upon returning from the international break, OGC Nice is scheduled to face PSG on September 15th on MD5 of Ligue 1.

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