The addition of Gianluigi Donnarumma last summer complicated Paris Saint-Germain’s goalkeeper situation.
Keylor Navas was slated to once again be PSG’s go-to starting goalkeeper for this season, with then Sergio Rico behind him at No. 2 in the depth chart. More so, Alexandre Letieller was on par to be the team’s No. 3 goalkeeper. Still, the free transfer acquisition of Donnarumma created a dilemma with Navas and made both Rico and Letieller expendable.
PSG sporting director Leonardo hinted during a recent talk with Sky Italia that a resolution to this matter could soon come to fruition.
“The situation has been clear from the start,” Leonardo said. “We had a goalkeeper in Navas who was doing very well and we were very happy but Donnarumma has become one of the best goalkeepers in the world – it was a move that had to be done despite the presence of Navas.
“We have to manage them both and we’ve tried to give rhythm and continuity to both of them. They know the situation clearly. When the time comes, we’ll have no problem making a decision, there’s a good one for everyone.”
From Navas’ perspective, he did note following PSG’s Ligue 1 away win over Angers that this goalkeeper dilemma “has to change one way or another.”
Overall, Navas has earned 19 starts in Ligue 1 play this season, while Donnarumma currently sits at 15 such appearances.