Former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper joins OGC Nice
Former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper joins OGC NiceSalvatore Sirigu (36), and Former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper has signed a one-year deal at OGC Nice, according to a report from L’Équipe.
OGC Nice had been looking for a backup keeper to Marcin Bulka. The former Paris Saint-Germain shotstopper beat Kasper Schmeichel to the number one jersey after impressing new manager Francesco Farioli in pre-season.
Les Aiglons therefore needed to dip back into the market for a back-up to Bulka, whose number one status at the club is undisputed. The former PSG player has been on trial at the club for the last week whilst Nice’s staff ascertained the Italian goalkeeper’s level of fitness.
Last season, Sirigu played just two matches for Fiorentina before the expiry of his contract in the summer. However, he has now found a new club.
Whilst the move has not been officially confirmed by the club, Sirigu was on the bench as Nice beat PSG 3-2 at the Parc des Princes on Friday night.
And two that make a pair. OGC Nice will play this season with, as first and second goalkeeper, two former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeepers.
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Nice, who came to the Parc des Princes to beat the capital club on Friday (2-3) with Marcin Bułka in goal, have just formalized the signing of the Italian Salvatore Sirigu (36 years old), for a period which was not specified.
The trial period was therefore conclusive. “For 2 weeks, Salvatore has shown us his humility, his sense of collective and his determination to join OGC Nice,” commented Nice sports director Florian Ghisolfi in a communiqué published on the club website.
Sirigu has recovered well from his injury (a ruptured Achilles tendon for which he underwent surgery in April, editor’s note). He will occupy the role of number 2, to bring his experience and support Marcin Bułka and Teddy Boulhendi in their progress.
Italian international (28 caps), winner of Euro 2021 alongside Gianluigi Donnarumma, numerically replaces the Dane Kasper Schmeichel in the squad, who terminated his contract just one season after arriving from Leicester.
He was already with the group on Friday, for the trip to their old stadium at the Parc des Princes. It’s a satisfaction to welcome him to a club that will fit him like a glove
“It was very important for me to support my teammates as quickly as possible,” he explained, still on the OGCN website. I have often encountered OGC Nice as an opponent, I know how much fervor there can be here.
I am proud to join the club and I want to help it achieve great goals. It started with a big match against Paris as Nice 3-2 victory on the 5th day and I wanted to be with the group.
Former Parisian, the first goalkeeper had already been training in Nice for two weeks. OGC Nice has big ambitions, me too. We are made to work well together.