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PSG Press Review: Thuram, Galtier, Kalimuendo, Katoto…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Friday, July 15, 2022. PSG is accelerating for Kephren Thuram, the future of Keylor Navas, the role of Sergio Ramos, the update on the Kalimuendo file, Galtier’s premiere against Quevilly-Rouen, Marie Antoinette Katoto’s injury, the notes of Parisian players…

As reported The Team, Christophe Galtier would like to have Kephren Thuram in his squad again. The new coach of PSG “sent the message to Luis Campos during the many conversations, and, obviously, the Portuguese leader would rather be aligned with the opinion of his coach. » The new football adviser of the PSG notably had the opportunity to discuss with the player’s father, Lilian Thuramin order to explain the club’s project to him, reports THE. On his side, Chephren Thuram is not insensitive to the interest of the reigning French champions. After a very good season with OGC Nicethe 21-year-old midfielder – under contract until 2025 – is “Convinced that its immediate future now lies in Paris. » He had particularly impressed some Parisian players, including Marco Verrattiduring the game of French Cup (win on penalties Nice) last January.

Firstly, Luis Campos wants to seduce the player’s entourage before starting discussions with the club concerned. However, during the presentation conference of Lucien Favréthe president of Eaglets, Jean-Pierre Rivère – had said that his 21-year-old midfielder would stay on the Côte d’Azur this season. But it remains to be seen what the reaction of the Riviera leaders will be if they want to leave Chephren Thuram to PSG. “On the market, it is estimated at 15 M€. But when it’s Paris that arises, the market very quickly becomes irrational”, specifies the sports daily. From now on, it remains to know the outcome of the two other tracks in the middle: Renato Sanches and Seko Fofana. always according to The Teamthe board of PSG has still not increased its offer by €10m for the Portuguese international (24 years old, June 2023). Regarding the Lensois, the price of 35M€ is considered too high by the Parisian management.

The newspaper The Team, reveals that contacts have intensified in recent days between Leeds and PSG for Kalimuendo. The Premier League club ” is among the most pressing courtiers for the attacker. Negotiations would continue on the basis of a deal at 25 million euros (22 million fixed plus 3 bonus). ” The two clubs still exchange. The sports daily indicate that when PSG and Leeds have reached an agreement for a transfer from Kalimuendo, the English club will have to convince the French international hopeful to join them. ” If he does not rule out the prospect of joining the English club, Kalimuendo also sees with a good eye the interest of Inter Milan. »

Ten days after the formalization of his appointment, Christophe Galtier will therefore lead his first match as PSG coach against Quevilly-Rouen (L2). This meeting “should make it possible to learn more about the elements that will not take part in the summer tour in Japan (July 16 to 25). ” If many evoke a dozen players who will be dismissed, few clues filter on the group brought to take the plane tomorrow. Tactically, the Rouge & Bleu should evolve into a 3-5-2 and “this has been in place for several weeks, will be the preferred mode”.

After their success in the difficulty against Belgium (2-1)Les Bleues will play in the 1/4 finals of the Euro… but tremble for their star Marie Antoinette Katoto, out on injury after a knee injury. The Team recalls that the day before this meeting, during the last training session for Les Bleues, the Parisian had already found herself on the ground after a collision with Eve Perisset. It was only a simple blow, but she still wore blue straps. Corine Deacon assured last night at a press conference that the two events had nothing to do. The PSG player was therefore replaced with a grimace and returned in the second half with crutches and a large ice pack on her knee. The Rouge & Bleu then left the stadium on these same crutches, without saying a word. “The degree of seriousness of the sprain will be determined today and it will result in a length of absence” writes the sports daily which adds that a race against time is now launched to see the player play in nine days a quarter. of final of the euro.

The notes of the Parisian players:

Sakina Karchaoui (7/10) : The left side had a big game defensively. Offensively, all her crosses were dangerous: a first for Katoto who could not regain her head (4th), a second for Diani on the opener (6th), another for her PSG teammate, whose strike is deflected by the goalkeeper on the post (16th), She again found the head of Diani, who does not fit, in additional time of the first period (45th + 5) and served Sarr ideally (67th).

Grace Geyoro (4/10): Bright and author of a hat-trick against Italy, the midfielder of PSG this time missed out on her match. Often in the wrong tempo, she lost a lot of balls and did not know how to guide her team. She emerged a little at the end of the second period, with a nice opening for Sarr (69th), and she provoked the penalty on her shot. But she was still way below what she can do. Replaced by PALIS (90+1).

Kadidiatou Diani (7/10) : Brilliant against Italy, they did not score. She again had an impressive start with a cross for Geyoro in the first minute. Her headed goal (6th) is a release because she had not yet scored in the final phase with the Blues and the joy of the whole team was palpable. She could have doubled her total with a recovery on the post (16th). Untenable, she again martyred the Belgian defense on a solitary raid (23rd) or on a shot in the small net as soon as the recovery (47th). Dangerous with each shot, she again sent a cross to the line for Sarr (51st), before being replaced by BACHA (65th) who had time to show that she could also be a poison.

According to the daily, The Parisian PSG’s thinking would have evolved on Keylor Navas,although there is no indication that the status quo will not remain. The Ile-de-France daily indicates that Navas was told of his new role with the capital club after returning from vacation during an interview with Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos. The dressing room plays an important role in keeping Navas in the PSG squad. “Sergio Ramos, the man most listened to internally, called to take more and more thickness. […]Sportingly and socially, Ramos takes more space and campaigned with other executives for Navas to stay at the club. » The Parisian indicates that Navas was sensitive to it. And during his meeting with his leaders, he did not ask to leave PSG. The Ile-de-France daily which concludes by indicating that a possible transfer seems difficult. ” He can only target a very big team, given his past and his present. “The specificity of the transfer window of the goalkeepers and his salary (12 million euros) are also points which could block a possible departure.

For The Parisian, Kylian Mbappé, Presnel Kimpembe, Danilo Pereira, Nuno Mendes, Achraf Hakimi or even Pablo Sarabia should not play this friendly match since they resumed training only on Monday. The daily confirms the presence of the defense to three. With a fairly large group, Christophe Galtier will be able to experiment and, for example, give playing time to the new Rouge & Bleu recruit, Vitinha. Some undesirables like Rafinha or Abdou Diallo could also play.


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