Italy’s Euro 2020 success wouldn’t have happened had it not been for Gianluigi Donnarumma, who helped the Azzurri to back-to-back penalty shootout wins.

The free agent stopped both Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka’s penalties and was later named UEFA’s Player of the Tournament.

Now, the goalkeeper is likely to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain, which again puts Keylor Navas into an uncomfortable position. He’ll now face similar competition at the Parc des Prince to what he had at Real Madrid.

Donnarumma helped Italy go through Euro 2020 unbeaten and extend their overall run to 34 matches since last tasting defeat. His presence in goal was key and he never conceded more than once in 90 minutes, while keeping three clean sheets in the group stage.

During the 2020/21 season with AC Milan, the young goalkeeper kept 14 clean sheets and conceded 38 goals in 37 games.

Now he’ll more than likely arrive at PSG ready to fight with Keylor Navas, despite the Costa Rican having put up impressive numbers of his own last season. After the summer he’s had, though, it’s hard to imagine that Donnarumma will be anything other than first choice in Paris.


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