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‘It disturbs me’ – PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma admits he is ‘hurt’ to be left on bench with Keylor Navas No1

ITALY hero Gianluigi Donnarumma is ‘hurt’ and ‘disturbed’ at failing to displace Keylor Navas as PSG No1. The Euro 2020 winner was expected to be first-choice for the French giants after arriving in the summer as an AC Milan legend. But instead he has played just five of the leaders’ 13 Ligue 1 games, plus two of their four Champions […] ...

ITALY hero Gianluigi Donnarumma is ‘hurt’ and ‘disturbed’ at failing to displace Keylor Navas as PSG No1.

The Euro 2020 winner was expected to be first-choice for the French giants after arriving in the summer as an AC Milan legend.

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Euro 2020 winner Gianluigi Donnarumma admits he’s struggling to adapt to having to fight for his place but insists he is ‘happy’ to stay at PSG[/caption]

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Costa Rica superstar Keylor Navas has surprised many by remaining PSG’s first-choice, ahead of Gianluigi Donnarumma[/caption]

But instead he has played just five of the leaders’ 13 Ligue 1 games, plus two of their four Champions League matches.

Donnarumma told TNT Sports: “It has no effect on my performances, but it disturbs me.

“It’s not easy, because I was used to always starting and sometimes it hurts to be on the bench.

“But I’m sure the situation will be resolved.”

Costa Rica’s 99-cap star Navas, 34, signed a new PSG contract in April until 2024.

And although boss Mauricio Pochettino has been keen to alternate keepers, Navas still has the edge.

But Donnarumma scoffed at suggestions he could chase a move.


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The 22-year-old said: “I’m happy at PSG and I laugh when I read all this nonsense about me.”

And even if he did contemplate leaving Paris, his huge wages would limit his options.

It was revealed last week that PSG fork out £256MILLION a year on salaries.

Lionel Messi tops the list on around £650,000 a week, despite disappointing form since his summer switch from Barcelona.

Next comes Kylian Mbappe, with Neymar and Sergio Ramos high up too.

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