On the move in the North, PSG faces this Monday, January 23 the US Pays de Cassel, club of Regional 1, as part of the 16th finals of the Coupe de France. Remaining on their 2nd defeat of the season against Stade Rennais, the Parisians must relaunch a good dynamic. While the transfer market will soon close its doors, Paris would like to recruit an offensive player and could now see one of the tracks recently mentioned dissipate.
Paris Saint-Germain is playing its match against Pays de Cassel tonight, completing the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. Remained on a defeat against the Rennais Stadium, Christophe Galtier and his men must be reassured about the coming weeks, with an important meeting coming up on February 14 against the Bayern Munich in Champions League. Undefeated for more than 4 months, the Capital club recorded 2 defeats in 2 weeks and now sees its competitors getting closer in the league. The Parisian leaders would like to secure the services of a new attacking player after the departure of Pablo Sarabia at Wolverhampton and a recently mentioned track may now be extinct.
Mourinho does not believe in the transfer of Zaniolo to Paris
While recent rumors sent Nicolò Zaniolo to Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma manager José Mourinho recently made a statement that goes in the opposite direction: “I believe that in February he will stay here, but the market is open and his desire is to leave (…). Showing a desire does not mean leaving. Usually when a player wants to leave it means there are big offers behind it, but that’s not the case. There’s nothing on the table, nothing the club can accept (…). I have a very good relationship with him, I always tried to help him, he tried his best and for that I always defended him, even when he was criticized for his lack of goals and assists.”
The “Special One” explains that no significant offer would be proposed to the Roman leaders for the time being, while the rumors of the last days evoked discussions between the agent of Zaniolo and the English clubs of Tottenham and West Ham. However, the Portuguese technician does not deny the desire to leave his number 22. For Paris Saint-Germain, the profile of the left-hander could correspond to the expectations of Christophe Galtier who recently explained that the club is looking for a “side player, tall, strong, who scores with both feet and head.” An attacking midfielder by training, Nicolò Zaniolo is able to evolve on the sides, tall of 1m90 and renowned in the Italian championship for his fighting spirit. This season, he has not yet been very decisive, author of 2 goals and 3 assists in 17 games in all competitions. Estimated for a value of 30 million euros according to figures from Transfermarktthe Italian international (11 caps, 2 goals) is currently linked to La Louve until June 2024. To be continued…
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