Salvatore Sirigu, the goalkeeper of Paris Saint-German, admitted he wanted to leave the Parisians and join another club during the January transfer window. What made him consider such an option was the fact that he has lost his place in the team due to Kevin Trapp’s arrival last summer. Sirigu confessed that he would not have been hesitating to leave Parc des Princes if he had been presented with a luring offer for his services.
The arrival of Kevin Trapp made the Italian reconsider his future in the club. He made only six appearances for the Parisians as Laurent Blanc seemed more willing to let Trapp perform on the pitch most of the time.
Last Wednesday, Sirigu kept a clean sheet as PSG achieved a victory over Lyon and secured a spot at the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France.
Sirigu was linked with eventual moves to Roma or Liverpool but none of the clubs have sent an official proposal, so the Italian had no other option but to stay with the Parisians at least until the summer transfer window.
Trapp is definitely hard to dislodge in both the Championships League and Ligue 1, so the other remaining alternative for Sirigu is to perform well in the domestic cup competitions and eventually impress the Italian coach Antonio Conte and play for the Italian national team in the European Championship.
Sirigu commented the situation in an interview for an Italian media and said that if a good offer had arrived, he would have left Paris Saint-German. However, an appealing bid for his services never emerged. The Italian also added that he has always wanted to leave PSG on good terms despite the unpleasant situation he is currently involved in.
He also added that his behaviour might be regarded as stubbornness by some but said that all he wanted was to play in the cups and get a chance for a career development.
Yet, Sirigu revealed he remains motivated to train and prepare well for the upcoming matches. Sirigu hinted at an eventual transfer at the end of the year and added that in football, you can always expect the unexpected.
The struggling goalkeeper also commented on the rumours linking his team-mate Ezequiel Lavezzi to a move to a Chinese club although Chelsea and Inter have already declared their interest in signing him.
Sirigu said that no matter what Lavezzi’s final decision is, his team-mates would always support him. Yet, he admitted that Lavezzi’s departure would be a great loss for the team but encouraged him to do what he felt was best for his career.