Pagliuca ‘can’t believe’ Donnarumma snub at PSG

by | Sep 19, 2021 17:48

Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca can’t believe Gigio Donnarumma is not a regular starter at PSG: ‘Keylor Navas, is not fit to lace his boots.’

Donnarumma, 22, left Milan at the end of his contract in June, joining the Ligue 1 giants as a free agent.

However, the Italy Euro 2020 hero is not a regular starter in Paris as he’s only played one game so far.

Former goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca questioned Mauricio Pochettino’s choices in an interview with Il Giornale.

“I don’t understand. Perhaps you have the best goalkeeper in the world and you leave him on the bench? Navas is a good goalkeeper, but with all due respect, he’s not fit to lace Donnarumma’s boots,” the 54-year-old said, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb.

“I think he [Donnarumma] will be a regular starter from next season.”

Pagliuca also commented on Wojciech Szczesny tough start to the season for Juventus.

“Criticisms towards Szczesny are too much. Juventus are not as solid as they used to be,” Pagliuca said.

“Don’t forget Gigi Buffon was relegated to the bench because of him. He made two mistakes, that’s true, but Juventus’ problems do not lie in goal.”

Raiola reveals why Donnarumma left Milan

Donnarumma was in talks with Juventus over the summer, but the Old Lady opted to keep hold of Szczesny, so Donnarumma signed with PSG.

Juventus director Federico Cherubini has explained that the Bianconeri didn’t want to have two top goalkeepers in the team, so they decided against signing the former Milan star.

Raiola has recently warned Juventus that they will regret not signing his client, adding that Donnarumma will surely become a regular starter at PSG.

epa09450400 Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma gestures during the 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C soccer match between Switzerland and Italy in the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, 05 September 2021. EPA-EFE/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

2 Comments

  1. FORZA Juve

    Interestig how much goals will let polish today, terrible goalkeeper, only why we not got donnaruma was that this polish wouldnt be needed for anybody and n o e would buy him, only if juve pay someone to take him because for free is way too expensive for eny club in the world, only because of him juve lost cr7… Dont understand how he is still first option in uve goal, is this team want to relegate to serie b?

  2. Ayodele Ralph Palmer

    Navas is not fit to lace Donnaruma boot ?

    162 Matches for Madrid
    1 La-Liga
    1 Super Coppa
    3 Uefa Champions League
    3 Uefa SUper Cup
    4 FIFA World Club Cup
    French League Keeeper of the year 20/21
    UCL Keeper of the year 2017/18
    3 Times CONCACAF Keeper of the year 2016,17,18
    2 Times CONCACAF Player of the year 2014 and 2017.
    La-Liga Keeper of the year 2013/14.

    Pangluica is a 54-year-old man, but with 10 years old boy mentality.

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