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Gianluigi Donnarumma Won't Be PSG's Number One Goalkeeper Next Season

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Gianluigi Donnarumma Won't Be PSG's Number One Goalkeeper Next Season

PSG's new goalkeeper signing Gianluigi Donnarumma will not actually be the club's number one next season, according to reports in France.

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Donnarumma decided to walk away from AC Milan at the end of the season, when his contract expired, despite making his debut for the club's first team aged just 16 years and 242 days,

The 22-year-old is showing at Euro 2020 why he is so well thought of but he is actually yet to decide on his future, although it's only a matter of time.

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Most reports seem to think that he will move to Ligue 1 side PSG, despite Juventus being the early front runners, and other sides also being interested.

However if Donnarumma does indeed move to the Parc des Princes then it looks like he won't actually be the team's de facto number one choice in goal.

According to TeleFoot, the Italian will actually be made to compete with Keylor Navas for the gloves, when initially he was actually going to be sent out on loan.

Navas has been outstanding for PSG. Image: PA Images
Navas has been outstanding for PSG. Image: PA Images
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The report goes on to say that some senior players, Neymar amongst them, were actually surprised by the links between the club and the Milan player.

However PSG felt they couldn't miss out on a player of Donnarumma's quality, on a deal that wouldn't see them pay a transfer fee.

The fact he's a 22-year-old with six years first team experience certainly works in his favour, if he plays as long as fellow Italian, namesake, and legendary keeper, Gianluigi Buffon then PSG could have a keeper for 20 years on their hands.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino could have the most incredible bench ever next season, and not just because of his potential back up keeper.

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Mbappe could be on the bench with Donnarumma next season. Image: PA Images
Mbappe could be on the bench with Donnarumma next season. Image: PA Images

Reports have claimed that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the French capital, with Real Madrid and Liverpool potential destinations, and has just one year left of his contract.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has been urged to keep Mbappe on the bench for the entire season, if the former Monaco forward won't sign a new deal.

That could lead to the 2018 World Cup winner being sat doing not an awful lot all year, next to Donnarumma, and with his contract running out anyway it wouldn't actually lead to his value dropping.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Serie A, Ligue 1, PSG, Keylor Navas, AC Milan, Gianluigi Donnarumma

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