This is a theme that Christophe Galtier will continue to pursue at least until Thursday evening, if not a little longer. Present this Tuesday at a press conference at Camp des Loges, the Parisian coach especially had to answer questions about the transfer window, which closes in just under 48 hours. But also on the management of his group, while Paris begins a series of 7 games in 21 days on Wednesday.
“Information is coming out about the arrivals of certain players. Ruiz is very close but there will also be departures. It would have been better to have these players as soon as possible to integrate them into the group. But we know that we have been targeting for a very long time the sectors in which we want to strengthen according to departures. For Fabian Ruiz, it was decided a long time ago. It’s under discussion, nothing is official,” the coach said, as Ruiz arrived in Paris on Tuesday to finalize his transfer.
On the arrival of Milan Skriniar, Christophe Galtier preferred to play the card of caution, while not burying the track. “I can’t tell you it’s completely over. The transfer window is exciting for everyone because there are always surprises, right up to the last moment. Milan has been targeted for a long time, negotiations are very difficult with Inter, we must respect their position. 48 hours before closing, everything is still possible. »
In addition, Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Leandro Paredes will not be part of the group which will travel to Toulouse this Wednesday, with a view to his transfer to Juventus, unlike Keylor Navas, who continues to discuss with Naples for a departure. . “We exchange very often with Keylor, and he remains available for the group”, he comments soberly.
“As for freshness, there is nothing to worry about despite a busy schedule. All Ligue 1 teams will be in the same configuration. There is what is expected and the reality of the matches, the performances, the state of form. Following the Monaco match, we have two major absentees: Kimpembe injured his calf and Sarabia, who seriously injured his ankle, will be unavailable on Wednesday. I have a quality workforce with, in certain sectors, the possibility of replacing a player without weakening. It seems important to me at the beginning of the series to inject fresh blood. There, it’s every three days that we will play so we have to be careful not to lose players on the series of matches and concern everyone. »
Christophe Galtier also had a word for Hugo Ekitike, who could have playing time this Wednesday against Toulouse with Pablo Sarabia’s package. “It’s a good sign that Hugo has ants. He shows no signs of annoyance, but a real desire to play more. He is a player in whom the club has invested a lot of money. He will have playing time with the sequence of matches, that’s obvious. »