Gialuigi Buffon will be dropped for Paris Saint-Germain’s next two games, boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.
The Italian moved to the French capital on a one-year deal in July after 17 years with Juventus.
Buffon made his league debut for PSG in a win against Caen and started their 3-1 defeat of Guingamp last weekend.
Alphonse Areola, who was linked with a move to Newcastle in the summer window will replace the 40-year-old in goal for Saturday’s home game with Angers and the trip to Nimes.
Tuchel said: “Alphonse will play against Angers and Nimes. After that, we will see.
“We think it’s important for Alphonse to play. His last match was in May. He must play.
“Gigi had three exceptional, magnificent matches. I do not like leaving him out.
“I do not like making long-term decisions. It is important during this preparatory stage that Alphonse adapts to the team.
“I like complicated decisions. I must make a choice. I like that.”
As Buffon misses out, the PSG boss hinted Edinson Cavani could make his first Ligue 1 appearance of the season after his World Cup exploits for Uruguay.
Tuchel will have to solve the riddle of how to fit Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria into his starting line-up this season, or at least keep them all happy with enough game time.
He added: “We have four main attackers.
“Do not forget Angel Di Maria, who is top class. They are four key players, each with different qualities.