Thomas Tuchel, Paris Saint-Germain’s new coach, has publicly spoken about the players he hopes to bring in to the team prior to the end of the transfer deadline. PSG will be hoping to retain their Ligue 1 title, as well as challenge for the Champions League crown.
Choupo-Moting and Bernat on their way to Paris
You have to hand it to PSG and the club’s continued efforts. Since being taken over by rich, foreign investors, they have done everything in their power to become a Champions League challenging team. They have transferred ever more high-profile players. They have done their best to remain consistent in Ligue 1. Moreover, they have now hired one of the most exciting young managers in football, former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.
The club’s work continues in the same direction. The manager says that he expects Stoke’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Bayern Munchen’s Juan Bernat to be joining PSG before the transfer window is over. Choupo-Moting is hoped to offer some extra options to PSG’s attack. Bernat will be looked upon to replace defender Yuri Berchiche , who recently joined Athletic Bilbao.
“It’s August 31, it’s very late, I’m not going to lie. We’re trying to get the two players signed, they’re doing their medical tests now. I do not know if others will follow. We’ve been looking for a few weeks for cover for [Edinson] Cavani, the opportunity has come with Maxim, who is a top-level player, who can impact right away when he comes off the bench.”
“With the arrival of Choupo-Moting, it’s a lot of attackers. It can impact [Timothy] Weah’s situation, but at the same time not, because it’s another type of player,” Tuchel has told reporters at a recent press conference.
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PSG players likely to leave
PSG’s new manager arrives at the club fully knowing what is expected of him. The team’s ambitions are to develop into of the biggest clubs in Europe. Tuchel is restructuring the squad, which means that some players are bound to leave before the end of the summer transfer window. Goalkeepers Kevin Trapp and defender Giovani Lo Celso look likely to be among those departing the club.
“Trapp wants to leave, he’s trying to sign with another club. Lo Celso, I do not know exactly what he’s up to,” Tuchel talked about the possibility of some of the players leaving the club.
PSG takes on Nimes in tomorrow’s Ligue 1 fixture. The Parisians have won all three of their league games and are already in first place in the French competition. The games from Ligue 1 can be hosted through private competitions in FootballCoin.