JThe poor performance of the Paris Saint-Germain summer transfer window, with the failure of the signing Milan Skriniar and a limited number of departures caused tension within the club’s technical department.
The boss of the sports management, the Portuguese Luis Camposand the coach Christophe Galtierare very unhappy with Antero Henriqueformer sporting director and current departure manager, according to L’Equipe, Le Parisien and RMC Sports.
On the one hand, the main disappointment was the failure to sign the Slovak centre-back Milan Skriniarfor whom Inter have not moved on their 80 million euros in transfer compensation, even if the president of PSG Nasser Al-Khelaifi himself was involved in the negotiations at the end.
Skriniar was the key target on the Parisian market to strengthen the defense, even as a starter like Galtier usually plays with three centre-backs and two full-backs.
A failed deal
However, Inter did not accept PSGthe latest offer of 65 million while the player has only one year left on his contract.
Other potential PSG targets, such as Robert Lewandowski, Aurelien Tchouameni and Bernardo Silvadidn’t happen this summer.
Henrique is also blamed for the fact that, although he managed to get rid of much of the dead wood in Ander Herrera, Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Layvin Kurzawa, Georginio Wijnaldum and Thilo Kehrerthe club only recovered around €49m, mainly due to many of the aforementioned deals being last-minute loans.
That’s a far cry from the €150m the club had set as their goal in order to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play, leaving the French club in dire straits going forward.
Another point is that Paredes (Juventus) and Draxler (Benfica) were loaned to PSGdirect rivals of in Group H of the Champions League.
Moreover, the two main actors PSG wanted to see go, Costa Rica Clelor Navas and Argentina Mauro Icardiwill remain in the French capital at least until the winter transfer window.
Of HenriqueFrom PSG’s perspective, the answer is that PSG have been hit by the reality of the European market, where only the Premier League have had a lot of money to sign.
Especially since it is difficult to get rid of players with several years remaining on very generous contracts.
In terms of new arrivals, PSG managed to almost completely rejuvenate their midfield in this market, with the arrival of Spaniards Fabien Ruiz and Carlos Soler as well as Portuguese duo Vitinha and Renato Sancheswho will join Marco Verattithe undisputed and sole survivor in this position.
They were joined by other young talents, such as the defender Nordi Mukiele and attacking Hugo Ekitikebut neither are expected to have an immediate impact on the club.