Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp could follow Unai Emery to Arsenal, according to reports in the German’s home country.
Kicker report that PSG are likely to bring in a goalkeeper of their own, with their hearts set on Jan Oblak. Alphonse Areola is already the first choice goalkeeper in the French capital, so there’s little chance Trapp would get a look in behind those two.
As a result, he could reportedly follow Emery to London.
Of course, you should always take these kinds of stories with a pinch of salt. We regularly see articles about players following their former coaches to a new club, but it only occasionally actually happens. It’s just an easy story to put out if you don’t have anything substantial.
Some media outlets already started posting stories about the likes of N’Zonzi and Trapp the second the Emery news was announced, before the 46-year-old had any chance to start on transfer business. Arguably, the fact Trapp was second choice under Emery makes it less likely he’d want to join Arsenal.
On the other hand, Trapp played all but one match in PSG’s two successful cup runs in 2017/18. He kept clean sheets in both finals, and perhaps did enough to impress the new Arsenal coach. We’ll see.
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