The goalkeeper arrives free from AC Milan and compete with Keylor Navas for a spot.
The Paris Saint-Germain has made official this Wednesday the signing of the goalkeeper until 2026 Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22 years old, arrived from AC Milan with the letter of freedom, and recently designated the best player of the Eurocup, which he conquered with Italy.
The Parisian club gives a blow of effect by taking the goalkeeper of the new European champion, who must now compete for the position with the Costa Rican Keylor Navas (34 years old). Donnarumma arrives then without the PSG has paid transfer, like the Spanish central Sergio Ramos or the neerlands flyer Georginio Wijnaldum, who ended the contract with him Real Madrid and the Liverpool respectively.
For PSG it is the fourth notable addition this preseason, after Ramos, Wijnaldum, and the Moroccan. Achraf hakimi, a versatile full-back from Inter Milan for an amount estimated by the press at 60 million euros. The arrival of the goalkeeper underpins a defensive sector on the role very difficult to overcome for the opposing forwards.
“I am very happy to be part of this great club that is PSG. I feel prepared to face this new challenge, and to continue growing here. With PSG I want to win as much as possible and give joy to the fans,” he reacted. Donnarumma, quoted in a PSG statement.
“I know that Gianluigi will be warmly welcomed by everyone at the club, including his teammates, the coaching staff and all the fans,” said the club president. Nasser Al-Khelafi. With a tentacular wingspan (1.96 m), holder with the AC Milan Since he was 16 years old, and settled in the arc of the ‘Azzurra’, ‘Donna’ arrives with the vitola of being one of the best archers of today.
A monster of precocity
Regarding his salary for the Parisian club, the press evokes figures between 8 and 12 million euros, which will make the Italian one of the highest paid players in the squad. For him PSG It is the price to pay for having an already established international goalkeeper and at the same time with a radiant future. His arrival comes to close a chapter of signings for the goalkeeper position. They did not always turn out as the leaders and technicians of the club wanted; Salvatore sirigu, Kevin Trapp, Alphonse Areola or Gianluigi Buffon.
Donnarumma seems to be running as the latter’s heir. This monster of precocity made his professional debut in October 2015, and succeeded Buffon at the ‘Nazionale’ in 2018. The native of Castellammare di Stabia, near Naples, has more than 200 Serie A appearances and more than 25 as an international. , two barriers that Buffon did not reach the age of 24.
It is true that ‘Gigio’ has not made his debut in the Champions League yet, but his excellent European Championship, with several decisive saves in the semifinals with Spain and in the final with England, speak in his favor. In Milan he left a certain resentment for leaving the club where he was formed for free, and some fans of the ‘rossonero’ team call him ‘Dlaruma’.
The arrival of the Italian opens the debate on the ownership in the arc of the PSG, where until now the ‘tico’ offered a remarkable performance Keylor Navas.