Gigio Donnarumma is reportedly unhappy at PSG and according to Il Corriere della Sera one of the reasons he doesn’t start is because Leo Messi backs Keylor Navas.
Donnarumma joined PSG on a free transfer from Milan in the summer.
His contract with Milan expired in June 2022, so the goalkeeper reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 giants during the Euros, and PSG announced his signing after the competition won by the Azzurri.
Donnarumma was named Player of the Tournament after saving decisive penalty kicks against Spain and England, but according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere della Sera, he expected to get more playing time in Paris.
The former Milan star has only played two of PSG’s nine games this season and Mauricio Pochettino has explained that his decisions over the starting goalkeeper change every week depending on PSG’s opponents.
Il Corriere della Sera describes the former Tottenham coach as an ‘equilibrist’ who must base his choices also on the dressing room’s needs and desires.
The group of South American players, which include Leo Messi, Angel Di Maria, Keylor Navas, Marquinhos and Neymar, is very much united and reportedly backs the former Real Madrid shot-stopper. According to the paper, this is one of the reasons why Donnarumma doesn’t get regular playing time at PSG.
Pochettino has already had arguments with Messi, so he doesn’t want to complicate the situation. However, according to the same report, Donnrumma is reportedly unhappy in Paris and Juventus could decide to bring him to Turin in the summer.