Vito Doria Date: 27th March 2021 at 2:00pm
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Franco Tancredi gave a scathing critique of goalkeeper Pau Lopez, saying that the Spaniard lacks character and he would prefer Alex Meret from Napoli.

The 26-year-old was acquired from in the summer of 2019, but he has struggled to perform consistently for the Giallorossi, much to the dismay of one of their 1980s stars.

“Honestly, I don’t like him,” Tancredi told TuttoMercatoWeb. “A goalkeeper must have character. He can cost two to three games but he should be bringing in an extra 12-15 points to the championship.

“I am not against foreign goalkeepers, but I see many good Italian ones.

“I would look at Meret, who still has unexpressed potential. He is young and he can do well for many years. We hope he brings out his qualities.

“Pau Lopez has been trumpeted as a great goalkeeper and instead he is a normal goalkeeper.

“I don’t know if he has not fitted in or if there are other motives. He gives the impression of being very fragile and this is not OK for a goalkeeper.”

Tancredi played for from 1977 until 1990, winning the title in 1982/83 and featured in the Final defeat to in the following year.