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Football: Salvatore Sirigu, the former PSG goalkeeper, signs for Nice


Highlights: Salvatore Sirigu signs for OGC Nice from Fiorentina. Italian international replaces Kasper Schmeichel, who left the club this summer. The 36-year-old had already been training with the Aiglons for two weeks. He will play alongside Marcin Bułka and Teddy Boulhendi in Nice's first-choice goalkeeping position. The Italian international won 28 caps for his country, winning Euro 2021 with Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Italian, without a contract since the end of his adventure at Fiorentina this summer, will return to Ligue 1.

And two that make the pair. OGC Nice will play this season with, as first and second goalkeeper, two former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeepers. The Aiglons, who came to the Parc des Princes to beat the capital club on Friday (2-3) with Marcin Bułka in the cages, have just formalized the signing of the Italian Salvatore Sirigu (36), for a period that has not been specified.

The former Parisian, the first goalkeeper of the QSI era (2011-2017), had already been training in Nice for two weeks. The trial period was therefore conclusive. "For 2 weeks, Salvatore has shown us his humility, his sense of the collective and his determination to join OGC Nice, commented the sporting director of Nice Florian Ghisolfi in a statement published on the club's website. He has recovered well from his injury (a rupture of the Achilles tendon for which he had surgery in April, editor's note). He will occupy the role of number 2, to bring his experience and accompany Marcin Bułka and Teddy Boulhendi in their progression. It is a satisfaction to welcome him in a club that will fit him like a glove. »

✍️ Benvenuto Salvatore The #OGCNice is pleased to record the signature of Salvatore


— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) September 18, 2023

The Italian international (28 caps), winner of Euro 2021 alongside Gianluigi Donnarumma, digitally replaces in the squad the Dane Kasper Schmeichel, who terminated his contract only one season after arriving from Leicester. He was already with the group on Friday, for the trip to his old stadium at the Parc des Princes.

"It was very important for me to support my teammates as soon as possible," he explained, still on the OGCN website. I have often met OGC Nice as an opponent, I know all the fervor that 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 (Editor's note: Nice 3-2 victory on matchday 5) and I wanted to be with the group. Nice has big ambitions, so do I. We are made to work well together. »

Source: leparis

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