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Confirmed: Donnarumma joins PSG on a five-year deal

Keeper set to rival Keylor Navas for starting shirt in Paris

Euro 2020 winner and Player of the Tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma has landed in Paris and signed his contract until 2026 with French giants Paris St Germain as a free agent after he left boyhood club AC Milan at the end of the 2020/21 season when his contract with the club expired.

Donnarumma, who became the first goalkeeper ever to be named Player of the Tournament at the European Championships, leaves AC Milan after helping the club reach the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season via a second-place finish in the Serie A last season. The 22-year-old joins French giants PSG as a rival to veteran Keylor Navas in goal, and he is expected to be the long-term goalkeeper for the French side. He reportedly rejected offers from Chelsea in the English Premier League, preferring to move to a league other than the Premier League.

Donnarumma made over 250 appearances for AC Milan in his time there, having made his debut as a 16-year-old. He has also been part of the Italy national team set-up since 2017. He joins Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG side attempting to wrest control from the traditional powers of European football with the signings of Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum already completed this summer.

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