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PSG press review: Galtier, recovery, undesirables…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Back to the eventful day of Monday, Galtier signed his two-year contract, the resumption of training for the Parisians, Gianluca Scamacca next PSG recruit and the degreasing operation begins.

In today’s edition, The Team devotes its front page to the formalizations of the two new coaches at PSG and at Olympique de Marseille: Christophe Galtier and Igor Tudor. But in its inside pages, the sports daily essentially returns to the return of Parisian players. A calm recovery with the presence of five photographers, six journalists and barely more supporters who were waiting at the entrance to the training center. For this return to school (without the internationals who will return on July 11), some experienced players were present, such as Sergio Ramos, John Bernat, Georginio Wijnaldum, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler or Mauro Icardi. For this recovery day, physical and medical tests were on the program. On his side, Christophe Galtier was not present when training resumed, but the 55-year-old technician was seen at the Factory late Monday afternoon and signed his two-year contract with the PSG. He will thus succeed Mauricio Pochettino on the bench of the Rouge & Bleu.

A press conference this Tuesday at 2 p.m. is scheduled in the auditorium of the Princes Park most certainly to introduce the new Parisian coach, who will lead his first collective training a few hours later (4:30 p.m.). “The arrival of the former coach of Nice sounds both as the signal of a change of direction in the club’s sporting policy and that the sporting powers are now concentrated in the hands of Luis Campos. » Indeed, the two men will work in collaboration, after having already had a common experience in Lille (2017-2020). They have already worked on the needs necessary to improve the workforce. Follower of 4-4-2 to Lille and Nice, Christophe Galtier could opt for a change of system in the capital with the switch to a three-man defense, “even if, on the withdrawal phases, the idea of ​​a hybrid solution, with a return to four behind, is not ruled out”precise THE. If his management of the stars will be scrutinized closely, the French coach will be mainly judged on “his approach to major events. »

The sports daily reports that the PSG intends to take advantage of this off-season to sort out its workforce. And the recovery in two stages – young people and non-internationals this week and internationals next Monday – “gives a foretaste of this off-season which promises to be lively. » For several weeks, the Parisian board has been thinking about the outlines of the workforce for the coming season. Thereby, “Ten to fifteen items, counting loan returns, are not considered essential. »ensures The Team. Layvin Kurzawa, Ander Herrera, Mauro Icardi, Leandro Paredes, Georginio Wijnaldum, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Rafina, Idrissa Gueye appear in this list of transfers. Re Sergio Ricoits future will depend on Keylor Navas. In order to continue their recruitment, the leaders of the PSG need to find room in their squad.

However, as too often during the last transfer window, the high salary of certain players represents a brake for the clubs. “For the moment, the leaders are demanding with Diallo Where Paredes (2024), which have serious touches in Serie A but for which the indemnities requested are imposing. » Even if he favors sales for his undesirables, the PSG could be resolved to loan its players, sometimes taking over part of the salary. A method designed by Monza (promoted to Serie A) in order to get on loan Mauro Icardi. It now remains to convince the players to leave their comfort in the French capital. Thus, instead of creating a loft, the Rouge & Bleu are thinking about “set up two training groups, once the workforce is complete. An organization permitted by the regulations under certain conditions but which, in these proportions, would be unprecedented. » A clear message for undesirables a few months before the world Cup 2022 to Qatar (November 21 to December 18).

On his side, The Parisian returns to the active day of PSG this Monday when training resumes. Indeed a group of players and some Titis, including El Chadaille Bitshiabu and Warren Zaire-Emerywere present yesterday to carry out the physical and medical tests. “Other members from the training center (Edouard Michut, Lucas Lavallée, Thierno Baldé, Kenny Nagera) are only expected on Wednesday for their return » and will meet Luis Campos in order to discuss and clarify their future. But there was also movement at the Factory this Monday. In effect, Alexandre Letellier was passing through and signed his two-year contract extension (June 2024), as did Colin Dagba (bound until 2025) who will then go on loan to the side of the RC Strasbourg. Added to this is the signature ofAyman Kari and the presence in the morning of Marie Antoinette Katoto to take the photos announcing his contract extension until June 2025. Note that Bernard Mendy and Angelo Castellazzi were also present at the Factory. The former Parisian is one of the candidates to occupy the role of coach with the Women’s PSG.

But this day was especially marked by the presence of Christophe Galtier at the club’s headquarters. First, the future Parisian coach joined the capital this Monday morning and met Luis Campos in a Parisian hotel “in order to discuss the details of the preseason and the contours of the workforce. » In particular, they discussed the case Gianluca Scamaccawho will be the next recruit of the PSG according The Parisian. Indeed, an agreement would have been reached with Sassuolo for a transfer of 50M€. The former Nice coach then went to the Factory to sign his two-year contract. Thierry Oleksiak, João Sacramento, Olivier Gagne and pedro gomezrespectively future first assistant, assistant, sports coordinator and physical trainer » were also present, specifies the Ile-de-France daily. Regarding the formalization of Christophe Galtierit must take place on Tuesday morning before a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Princes Park.



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