Everton have joined the race to sign PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, according to claims in the French media. The Italy international has lost his place in the PSG side in the last 12 months, and could look to move on before the transfer deadline.
Le Parisien have claimed this morning that Everton have approached Sirigu’s agent with regards to the feasibility of signing the Italian this summer, saying there’s ‘serious contacts’. The Merseyside club have been linked with a number of goalkeepers ever since USA international Tim Howard returned to his home country this summer, and have already brought in Dutchman Maarten Stekelenburg.
Despite the arrival of Stekelenburg in this window, Everton manager Ronald Koeman still wants an experienced keeper to compete with the Holland international, and subsequently is monitoring the situation with Sirigu.
However, Everton will face competition from La Liga side Sevilla who have already made contact, and also Hull City.
Sirigu joined PSG from Palermo in 2011, and has made nearly 150 Ligue 1 appearances for the French champions. The 29-year-old lost his place in the PSG starting eleven when PSG signed Kevin Trapp last summer, but was still selected for Italy’s Euros squad this summer.