PSG Transfer News Roundup: Juventus CEO confirms talks to sign Leandro Paredes; Napoli midfielder set to join the Parisians, and more
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are making final preparations for their match against Monaco on Sunday at the Parc des Princes. New manager Christophe Galtier won all four games across the competitions taking charge in Paris.
Meanwhile, Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has confirmed the Serie A giants are in talks to sign Leandro Paredes this summer. Elsewhere, a Napoli midfielder is set to join the Parisians.
On that note, here’s a rundown of PSG’s top transfer stories as of August 27, 2022:
Maurizio Arrivabene confirm talks to sign Leandro Paredes
Maurizio Arrivabene has confirmed that Juventus are in talks with PSG to sign Leandro Paredes. The Argentinian midfielder is expected to leave the Parc des Princes this summer, and the Bianconeri are ready to overtake him.
Speaking to DAZN, relayed by Soccer ItalyArrivabene said the Italian side are also evaluating their exits carefully.
“We’ll be happy if we’re able to release the players we want, so we can balance things out. In terms of players coming in, we’re talking about several different numbers. At the end of each act of this play , there will be those who leave; we hope that some will also come in. We talk to PSG about Paredes but we have to analyze the exits well. We have in mind to confirm certain players, “said Arrivabene.
Paredes has 117 appearances for the Parisians so far and has scored three goals.
Fabian Ruiz set to join PSG
PSG are close to concluding a transfer for Fabian Ruiz this summer, according to Calciomercato via Cult of Calcio.
New sporting director Luis Campos plans to launch a new midfielder this season and has the Spaniard on his agenda. Ruiz has been exceptional for Napoli since 2018 and has so far scored 22 goals in 166 games in all competitions.
The Parisians have already agreed personal terms with the player and will now have to agree a deal with the Serie A outfit.
Ruiz is in the final year of his contract and is hesitant to sign an extension. Napoli will have to offload him this summer or risk losing him for free in 2023. The Italian side want around €25m for their prized asset, which the Ligue 1 giants are willing to pay.
Christophe Galtier opens up on the list of crowded matches ahead
Christophe Galtier believes PSG will need to make full use of their squad to deal with the busy string of fixtures ahead. The Parisians will play seven matches in the space of 21 days in the league and in Europe, starting with their clash against Monaco.
Speaking To the press, Galtier warned that the Ligue 1 giants must be ambitious despite the congested fixture list looming.
“The schedule will be very busy, with seven matches in 21 days; we will have to be competitive, take care of the body and recover. We work hard with our performance and medical departments. It is now that the workforce must show its value, with the sequence of matches. There are some great matches ahead of us in Ligue 1 and the Champions League,” Galtier said.
“We are entering a cycle of matches every three days. The objectives are very ambitious. I have a quality squad, everyone must be ready, it is essential that the players go out during the match to maintain an overall level of freshness and clarity throughout the matches. There is an international break afterwards, so there is little rest on the horizon. This rotation process will begin against Monaco on Sunday.”
PSG have had a flawless start to the season, winning all four games so far in all competitions and lifting a trophy as well.
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