France Football is reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in 6’4″ PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, who is 28 years old.
It looks like Sirigu will not get many games this season, after being the number one goalkeeper at the Paris club for the last four seasons, but German U21 International goalkeeper Kevin Trapp arrived in the summer from Eintracht Frankfurt and has played in all but one game this season.
Salvatore Sirigu – PSG and Italian International goalkeeper
Kevin is now the PSG number one goalkeeper so Sirigu is looking for a new club after playing 179 times for PSG but just once this season.
It seems that PSG will not stand in his way if he wants to leave the club and with Tim Krul out for the season that’s one probabale reason Newcastle have been linked with the 15 times capped Italian International goalkeeper.
We don’t think Newcastle have decided on whether to bring in a new goalkeeper on loan in January yet, and it depends on how Rob Elliot and/or Karl Darlow play before January rolls around.
We think that if either Karl or Rob are injured before January then Newcastle could be forced to bring in another goalkeeper at that time.
There was news in the summer once Trapp arrived, that the Italian could be in his way and it could now happen as soon as January for the 6″4″ goalkeeper.
Sirigu joined PSG in 2011 from Palermo where he made 80 appearances over five seasons at the club although he was on loan at Cremonese and Ancona for two of those seasons.
He looks a very solid goalkeeper but it remains to be seen if Newcastle need to bring in a new goalkeeper in January.