Paris Saint-Germain addressed one of its main priorities in the ongoing summer transfer window when it came to terms with goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a new contract deal. The club needed a permanent backup for goalkeeper Keylor Navas. After his one-year loan stint with the side, Rico was selected by the club for the role.
After back-to-back loan moves, Rico is certainly pleased to secure a stay with PSG for the next four years. In speaking to PSG TV, Rico talked about the new contract deal and why he decided to stay with the PSG.
“I’m very happy and very proud to be continuing my career with a club such as Paris Saint-Germain and to be playing alongside so many great players,” Rico said. “We have just had an incredible season and I’m delighted to be part of this squad with the chance of reaching new objectives for the club.
“I never hid how happy I was here and that I wanted to stay. I have a great relationship with everyone here at the club, I get along well with my teammates and the supporters have always been behind me.”
Rico did not have much playing time over his debut season with PSG, but he did make an appearance in each of the four main competitions that the club competed in. The Spanish goalkeeper reflected on his first season with the club and the satisfaction that he did chip in for the club when the call came for him to make an appearance.
“It was an incredible season,” Rico said. “I played my role, did the job that was asked of me and it was very positive. I played around ten matches in all competitions and I gave my maximum each and every time. I am very proud of everything that we achieved last season.”
The focus for Rico now shifts to PSG’s Ligue 1 opener on Thursday against RC Lens. Rico recognizes that the club needs to get off to a strong start in the campaign.
“We want to continue our good form and show the calm confidence that means we can play our best,” Rico said. “We want to make a good start to the season and that means winning this first game.”
Following the fixture against Lens, PSG will have a showdown against rival Olympique de Marseille three days later.
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