In need of regular game time, Fulham provided Alphonse Areola an escape route from Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
The Cottagers took the 28-year-old on loan, with an option to make his stay permanent.
He was the first-choice goalkeeper for Scott Parker’s side, who were relegated from the Premier League. With the player still owned by PSG, L’Equipe take a look at his situation in today’s edition of the newspaper.
Despite being voted as Fulham’s Player of the Season, the France international ‘will not stay’ with the London club.
The keeper will return to Parc des Princes, and Mauricio Pochettino’s side will have to find a solution for ‘the ghost’ [Areola].
Keylor Navas is the main keeper at PSG, meaning Areola will have to settle for less game time if he decides to continue with his parent club.
The Paris-born player will not be satisfied with a limited role and his ‘high salary’ is a ‘barrier’ for PSG to send him out on loan again.
L’Equipe points out Areola is ‘very attached to his London life’ so a possible stay in the English capital next season cannot be ruled out. However, it won’t be at Fulham.
Earlier this month, reports from the British press talked about West Ham United’s interest in the custodian. If David Moyes’ side decide to make an approach for Areola, he would consider joining the Hammers.