PSG Press Review: transfer window, Skriniar, Campos, Henrique…

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Seen and read about PSG in the hex press this Friday, September 2, 2022. The last day of the Rouge & Bleu’s turbulent transfer window. the failure of the Milan Skriniar file and its consequences, what management for the goalkeepers with the non-departure of Keylor Navas, Luis Campos not completely satisfied with the transfer window, the last discreet day at the Factory and how PSG emptied its loft.

In today’s edition, The Team looks back on this last eventful day of the PSG in this summer transfer window 2022. And the first complicated file to manage is called Milan Skriniar. Target of Luis Campos for many months, “the defender of Inter Milan appears as the missing piece of his defensive animation. » Thereby, Nasser al-Khelaifi took the file in hand, but Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio, the two technical directors of the Lombard club, are sticking to their guns and rejecting the Parisian offer. » Indeed, it is out of the question for the two leaders of the Milanese club to hear of a departure from the Slovak. Thus, the boss of PSG exchanges directly with his counterpart in Inter, steven zhang. At first, the Parisian president had made it clear that he would not increase his offer and would wait until January 1 not to pay any transfer compensation for a player who is coming to the end of his contract in June 2023. “An affront to Zhang. The Chinese now wants 80 M€”reports THE. And around 6 p.m. “the Parisian leaders act, three months after opening the file, the end of the track Skriniar. » Three offers, including a last one of €50m plus €10m in bonuses, will not have convinced Inter to let go of his central defender.

“At the duo Campos-Galtier, it’s time for bitterness. » If alternative solutions like mohamed simakan (RB Leipzig) or the profile of another young person, whose name has not been filtered, have been targeted, the football adviser of the PSG hoped until the end for Milan Skriniarin vain. “Waiting for January? Not enough to calm the wrath of Fields, exasperated at not seeing his goal come true. » In effect, Luis Campos is disappointed that one of its priority tracks has not been concluded in the image of the file Robert Lewandoswski (who eventually joined the FC Barcelona). The Portuguese leader will also have to manage a new cohabitation between Keylor Navas and Gigio Donnarummaeven if the latter was named goalkeeper number 1. However, the non-start of the Costa Rican at Naples “is not to displease some internally, attentive spectators of the feverishness of the Italian at the start of the season…”

Quite far from the file Milan Skriniar, Antero Henrique had a much heavier task to manage at the end of the transfer window: to reduce the number of its many players deemed undesirable. “And the Portuguese is not far from the Grand Slam” with departures from Layvin Kurzawa (loan with purchase option at Fulham), Abdou Diallo (loan with purchase option at RB Leipzig) and D’Idrissa Gueye (transferred to Everton) made public in quick succession. Later in the evening, the dry loan of Julian Draxler to SL Benfica has been formalized. To date, only the file Mauro Icardi is still to be settled with in particular a track in Turkeyat Galatasaraywhere the market will close on September 8. “If the call options are exercised on the twenty departures recorded, more than €180 million will fall into the Paris coffers. »

The sports daily also looks back on the management of goalkeepers for this 2022-2023 season. With the non-start at Naples of Keylor Navas, Christophe Galtier will have to manage a complex situation, even if a clear hierarchy has been established with Gigio Donnarumma as the titular doorman. Even if the PSG will be able to count on a high-level understudy, internally there is concern after a first season which has not helped the two goalkeepers to be at their best due to competition. Unconvinced by his new status, the Costa Rican was open to the idea of ​​leaving this summer, but ” neither Naplesneither Navasneither Paris were willing to make financial concessions that would have been disproportionate in their eyes. » Until the last day, discussions were held with Naples in order to find a solution for the departure of the 35-year-old goalkeeper, but in vain. Not necessarily good news for the Rouge & Bleu who were planning to form a duo Donnarumma-Rico. The Spanish goalkeeper was rather seduced by the idea of ​​evolving as a substitute goalkeeper and “now going to have to swallow the pill of being number 3.” In addition, the Parisian club will have to manage the moods of Keylor Navasbut unlike Mauricio Pochettino, Christophe Galtier directly set up a clear hierarchy at the goalkeeper position. Now it remains to be seen whether the shadow of the Costa Rican on the bench will not disturb the 2020 European champion, who does not always show great serenity in his cages.

On his side, The Parisian reverses the failure in the file Milan Skriniar. Even if the capital club has fulfilled its objectives rather well both in terms of departures and arrivals, the non-arrival of the 27-year-old defender could have consequences. However, everything was ready to welcome the Slovak: “the player’s agreement, a starting place in the eleven of Christophe Galtierthe interest of Inter where he is at the end of the contract next June and therefore free to commit where he wants from January 1st next “ But in the end, the two clubs never managed to find common ground financially. Despite the request of 80M€ of the Nerazzurrithe PSG has “only” made a proposal up to 65M€ bonus includedaccording LP. On Thursday, Paris would even have chartered a private jet on the Lombard tarmac. » Indeed, for the Parisian board, it was Milan Skriniar or nothing to strengthen the defensive sector. Despite three months of talks between the two clubs, the PSG faced the intransigence of Inter in this file.

And faced with this failure, the duo Christophe Galtier-Luis Campos could reflect on a change of game system. Indeed, the current 3-4-3 is based on Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe with as liners Nordi Mukiele and Danilo Pereira. However, the France international was brought in to fill in Ashraf Hakimi while the Portuguese helps out only at this position. “Under these conditions, the two bosses of the athlete know that it will be almost impossible to hold the season three behind with so few human resources. » always according to The Parisian, this transfer window leaves a bitter taste to the leaders. Even though many boxes were checked, some top picks did not come (Robert Lewandowski, Bernardo Silva). Also, the main idea was to sell players before buying and “Not to offload using loans with option to purchase, an arrangement that only postpones the problems. »

always according to LPthe role ofAntero Henrique will have troubled some in this transfer window, like his negotiations in the file Marcus Rashford (Manchester United). The fluidity was not there with Luis Campos. Added to this is the involvement of the agent Jorge Mendes in the arrival of three players: Vitinha and Renato Sancheswhich he represents, but also Carlos Soler to which he is close. It now remains to be seen whether Nasser al-Khelaifi will maintain or not the former Parisian sports director, who was to do only a summer freelance.

The Ile-de-France daily looks back on the last fairly calm day in front of the Factory. Indeed, no supporters and only three media were present in front of the club’s head office. A weak enthusiasm which is explained by the latest measures taken by the PSGwho chose to be more discreet when the players arrived. “Internally, we very often regretted that videos circulate before the final agreement, somewhat spoiling the surprise effect. » Thus, the arrival of the latest recruit, Carlos Solerwas done with the utmost discretion. “The 25-year-old midfielder went discreetly to the offices accompanied by his family and his agents. » On their side, Luis Campos, Antero Henrique and Luca Cattani also remained discreet on this last day of the transfer window.

Finally, The Parisian returns to the departures of the players present in the second training group set up by the leaders. These players were invited to find a way out before the end of the market and the mission was successful. “All departures combined, Paris sold or loaned nearly 25 players. » Faced with a squad that had many players under contract, the objective of Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos was to drastically reduce the group. Thus, several players were placed in a “loft”: Layvin Kurzawa, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Leandro Paredes, Rafina, Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi. And this Thursday evening, they are all gone or almost. Alone Rafina and Mauro Icardi are still present but they could find a way out in championships where the transfer window is still open (Turkey, Portugal, Qatar). With most of the substantial salaries, the players concerned quickly understood the message sent by management. “The idea was also to break up and rebuild a locker room, removing influential members like Leandro Paredesto set off again on a new dynamic”reports LP. The task ofAntero Henrique has not always been easy. Indeed, he sometimes faced certain players who were clinging to their contract and their salary, likeAnder Herrera (Athletic Bilbao) Where Leandro Paredes (Juventus Torino). The two players managed to find a way out on loan, while retaining part of their Parisian emoluments. However, only Thilo Kehrer and Idrissa Gueye were sold while the others were lent with an option to buy.

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