Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico makes u-turn on decision to leave, signs four-year contract
Rico, twice a Europa League winner with Sevilla who also spent a season on loan at Fulham, touched down in the French capital from the southern Spanish club on a temporary deal with an option to buy.
Paris Saint-Germain's Spain goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who is the understudy to Keylor Navas, has done a u-turn on his decision to quit the club, the French champions announced Saturday.
The 27-year-old, twice a Europa League winner with Sevilla who also spent a season on loan at Fulham, touched down in the French capital from the southern Spanish club on a temporary deal with an option to buy.
But he only played 10 matches for PSG, notably coming on as a replacement in the 2-1 Champions League quarter-final win over Atalanta and then starting the 3-0 semi-final victory over Leipzig which Navas sat out injured.
A day after PSG's 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, Rico announced he was leaving.
But PSG said Saturday it was "delighted to extend Sergio Rico's contract with the club after reaching agreement on a permanent transfer with Sevilla".
The deal runs until 30 June, 2024, raising a question mark over the future at the club of French 'keeper Alphonse Areola, back in Paris after a season's loan at Real Madrid.
After beating the Czech Republic in Nations League, Portugal moved two points ahead of Spain in Group A2 before the neighbours meet in Braga on Tuesday in a winner-take-all clash to see who advances to the tournament’s final four next June.
The Nations League ties were the last match for the World Cup-bound teams before the competition starts in Qatar on 20 November.
Emiliano Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, died when the single-engined Piper Malibu plane they were travelling in came down en route from Nantes, northwest France, to Cardiff in 2019.