Gianluigi Donnarumma expected to stay at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain V Clermont, French Ligue 1 regular season.
Paris Saint-Germain V Clermont, French Ligue 1 regular season. / Tim Clayton - Corbis/GettyImages

PSG have an interest in recruiting a goalkeeper this summer following the injury suffered by Sergio Rico and even after the return of Keylor Navas to the French capital.

There have been discussions about the possibility of signing a secondary no. 1 goalie to use in a split role such as that played by Gianluigi Donnarumma and Navas two years ago.

However, despite these rumors, the Italian goalkeeper has stated his desire to stay at the club and he's expected to be used as the clear-cut GK1 next season by Luis Enrique with whoever gets signed by PSG taking on a secondary role.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, despite PSG's pursuit of a new goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma has no plans to leave the French champions this summer as he's under contract until June 2026.

Last summer, Christophe Galtier made the decision to appoint Gianluigi Donnarumma as the primary and nearly exclusive goalkeeper of PSG, as the Italy international went on to start and complete all 38 Ligue 1 games along with appearing in the Champions League and all other competitions.

Although Donnarumma had a few mistakes throughout the season, he has been a regular presence on the field. of late and that's the expectation going forward.

Recent rumors suggest that PSG are in search of a new goalkeeper for the upcoming transfer window, but that has more to do with the eventual exit of Keylor Navas and the need for a backup than anything else, let alone considering Rico's situation.

Therefore, PSG are actively seeking a new goalkeeper but the more reasonable thing for the club to do would be to explore the free-agent market and sign someone for free to play Donnarumma's understudy role more than to expect to get heavy minutes and trump the 24-year-old in PSG's pecking order.

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