Luis Enrique Martínez, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, has begun to move in the transfer market in search of a goalkeeper who can overshadow Gianluigi Donnarumma. As reported by RMC, the Spanish coach has contacted the environment of Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bono. The Moroccan has a good chance of leaving Sevilla this summer.
Bond he became one of Europe’s outstanding goalkeepers last season, earning him third place in FIFA’s The Best award after his outstanding performance at the World Cup in Qatar. Furthermore, a few weeks ago he became Sevilla’s hero by stopping two penalties in the decisive shootout against Roma, which allowed his team to win their seventh Europa League.
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Currently, Bono is on vacation like the rest of the Sevilla internationals, but it is expected that he will join the team next week. The goalkeeper market has just started to move, with Manchester United interested in André Onana and Inter Milan looking for two goalkeepers due to the expiration of Samir Handanovic’s contract. In addition, the Swiss Yann Sommer aims to leave for Italy, and Bayern Munich is looking for a new competition for Manuel Neuer.
In January, the Bavarian team already showed interest in signing the Sevilla goalkeeper. Currently, Sevilla would be asking for a figure that exceeds 20 million euros for Bono. The 32-year-old goalkeeper arrived at the club in 2019 and has a contract until June 2025, after renewing last season.
Sevilla have the upper hand in this negotiation, since they need to strengthen themselves financially to be able to go to the transfer market. In addition, coach Julen Lopetegui trusts another goalkeeper, Marko Dmitrovic, as number one on the team.
If Bono finally arrives at the Parque de los Príncipes, it would happen that he would play for a coach who, in some way, contributed to his elimination in the last World Cup. Yassine saved two penalties from Spanish players in the round of 16, leading to Spain’s elimination at that stage. Days later, the Federation announced the decision not to renew Luis Enrique’s contract as national coach.
Bono’s future at Paris Saint-Germain is yet to be determined, but his possible arrival at the French club would make for an interesting reunion between the goalkeeper and the coach who was once his rival on the pitch.