PSG sign Rico as Areola departure nears
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PSG sign Rico as Areola departure nears

Paris Saint-Germain have signed goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a one-year loan from Sevillaafter their No.1 Alphonse Areola sat out a Ligue 1 game on Friday.

Rico spent last season on loan at Fulham in the Premier League but was unable to stave off relegation for the Cottagers. He returned to Spain for this season but has not made an appearance in La Liga so far.

Areola had started all of PSG’s first three Ligue 1 games so far this season, but was not in the team for their 2-0 win over Metz on August 30.

The France international keeper reportedly seems set for a move to Real Madrid and PSG have moved quickly to head off a crisis between the posts.

Marcin Bulka had been the substitute keeper for the French champions at the start of the campaign, but the 19-year-old was called into action for Friday’s game.

The Poland youth international was making his senior debut, having only arrived in the capital from Chelsea in the close season.

Reports have suggested that Areola has had a medical at Real Madrid, with Keylor Navas set to head the other way.

Navas is supposedly unhappy in Madrid after head coach Zinedine Zidane installed Thibault Courtois as first choice at the Santiago Bernabeu.


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