Christophe Galletier spoke at a press conference on Thursday, two days before the Paris Saint-Germain match against Montpellier in the French League, about the fate of Mauro Icardi. The Argentine striker has joined a loft of unwanted players at Paris Saint-Germain and his coach has made it clear he wants him to find a new club before the transfer window ends.
The days are passing, the end of the transfer period is approaching, and Paris Saint-Germain is still looking to sell several players so that they can recruit them before the end of the transfer market. While Arnaud Calimuindo will join Stade Rennes – the 20-year-old striker who arrived in Brittany on Thursday afternoon – Christophe Galtier would like to eliminate another striker from his squad.
Since Wednesday, Mauro Icardi has joined the top-flight, this group of players that PSG wants to part with and who train away from other Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. He explained a decision made by Galtier at a press conference on Thursday, two days before the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier in the Parc des Princes.
“I saw Mauro at the beginning of the week to tell him that I would restrict the team further, that I did not want to work with twenty-five players off the field, and that it was not possible to have players from all sides,” the Paris Saint-Germain coach presented. The latter was not content with simply invoking the new situation of Mauro Icardi in Paris, because he was very transparent about it.
Galtier encourages Icardi to relaunch his career… in a place other than PSG
“Mauro has had so little playing time in recent seasons, I think it’s important for him to get his energy back,” Christophe Galtier released. In a way that is as honest as it is rare enough to emphasize, the 55-year-old technician encouraged his attacker to “find a more suitable location”, in order to “re-launch.” [sa] Career path career path.
Often injured with PSG, Icardi played very little last season, most of the time as a substitute, only scoring four times in twenty-four Ligue 1 matches. Last weekend and the flight from Paris to Clermont (5-0)), Icardi was absent. “A purely mathematical choice,” Galtair recalled while “personal reasons” were first mentioned.
‘All is not lost’
A way to push the Argentine striker a little more towards the exit. “Does he aspire to find a club that plays in the Champions League or does he aspire to play in a particular tournament? I don’t know. But I think both are in Mauro’s interest as well as in the club’s interest, we must find the best possible compromise, a club where he can express his qualities, because he has not He loses everything like that, but it’s true that he’s been tough for two years,” Galtier added.
With the arrival of Hugo Eketiki, who was his desire, and Gallettier on Thursday getting another striker at the end of the transfer window, the Paris Saint-Germain coach does not count on Mauro Icardi for this season, despite the many competitions that Paris will face. And if it wasn’t clear yet for Icardi and his representatives after their relegation to the loft, Gallière was keen to get the message across to him during this press conference.