Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, aged 36 and free from any contract since his departure from Fiorentina at the end of last season, has signed up until the end of the season with OGC Nice, announced Monday the Riviera club.
Former Italian international (28 caps), Sirigu played 190 matches (including 145 in Ligue 1) with Paris SG, in all competitions between 2011 and 2016.
In Nice, he will be N.2 goalkeeper behind the young Pole Marcin Bulka, aged 23 and like Sirigu, former PSG player, where the OGCN recruited him permanently at the start of last season.
After a failed season in Spain (2016/17) where he played in Seville then at Osasuna Pamplona, Sirigu relaunched in Italy, lasting four seasons at Torino and one at Genoa.
Last season, he started the season as No.2 goalkeeper in Naples, before being transferred to Fiorentina during the winter transfer window and rupturing his Achilles tendon in April.
For more than a week, he had been training in Nice, which at the same time made him undergo tests and physical examinations “in order to assess his physical condition”, explained coach Francesco Farioli last Wednesday.
“Sirigu is a great goalkeeper. He can be a great added value for the club, he has knowledge of Ligue 1,” Farioli further explained about the Italian goalkeeper who has accumulated, in his career, 403 matches in the elite of European championships (248 in Italy , 145 in France, 20 in Spain).