Italy’s back-up goalkeeper Paris Saint-Germain’s Salvatore Sirigu will be looking at his situation next month in the January transfer window – and he’s keen to move somewhere where he can get first team football.
One of the reasons he is anxious to get playing time is he wants to be in the Italy squad for the Euro 2016 finals in France in June.
But at least the goalkeeper played last night in PSG’s 1-0 French League Cup win over St-Etienne 0 and kept a clean sheet.
Salvatore Sirigu – Italy’s back up goalkeeper to Gianluigi Buffon
But that was only his second appearance of the season as he is now number two behind German U21 International goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who was signed last summer from Eintracht Frankfurt on a five year deal.
This is what Salvatore has said in Le Parisien today:
“When you’re in my situation, you’re ready to listen to everything that comes,” “It’s normal, but for the moment I’m a PSG player.”
“If there are offers, I’ll talk with my agent and the club and we’ll decide what’s best for me.”
Newcastle have been reported as possible suitors for the experienced PSG goalkeeper, but unless Rob Elliot is injured we cannot see Newcastle moving in for him.
But if Rob does get injured before the end of January then Newcastle will need to move quickly to get an experienced goalkeeper in and Salvatore could fit the bill.
One of the worries with Rob is he is still carrying a slight thigh injury.
Our worst case scenario is that Rob is injured after January, so it remains to be seen if Newcastle will take any action in January – in case that scenario happens.
We have Karl Darlow and England U19 International Freddie Woodman available if Rob gets injured but both have yet to play in the Premier League – so it would be a risk.
Tim Krul is recovering from his serious ACL injury he picked up playing for the Netherlands with the good news today that he is off his crutches and his recovery is going well.