Arnaud Kalimuendo wants to stay at PSG as a priority!

At Paris Saint Germain since 2012, Arnaud Kalimuendo moves into the big leagues with his training club in 2020. Since signing his first professional contract, the player has played two seasons in the top flight… but on loan to the RC Lens and these were more than conclusive. He seduced, burst the screen, climbed the ladder one by one in his career so far, like his career in Blue which begins in the under-18s in 2018, and makesArnaud Kalimuendo an essential element of his generation in France hopes, a category he joined in 2020 at the age of 18. Today at 20 years old, the parisian titi is at a turning point in his career, he must launch it, and confirm.

A place to take

The case ofArnaud Kalimuendo would be the perfect opportunity for the new sports management of the PSG to link words to deeds. Where the club wants to put the young people of its training center back at the heart of its project, and give more importance to identity, the 20-year-old striker ticks these boxes perfectly. The one who was voted best player in the training center Red Blue by winning the Titi d’Or 2020has the means to make his place and he believes in it: “ Yes, I believe it! I know my abilities, I know what I can do. I did my two seasons at Lens, it worked pretty well, we’ll see. It’s not all up to me“, he declared last April with our colleagues from SoFoot.

If we have sometimes seen the PSG welcome elements overwhelmed by the project, the club must finally be able to make room for its young players, who have a much stronger sense of belonging, and an irreproachable investment. Far be it from me to claim the tenure of Kalimuendo to all matches, but support must be provided, and seems to me to be a much better solution than separating young people from the Paris training center, who could have their cards to play at the Paris Saint Germain. The hatching of a player can be done under our colors, and the evaluation as to having the level or not for the PSG should be done at that time, rather than drawing too hasty conclusions, which make us see our young talents shine in other skies. Arnaud Kalimuendoa native of Suresnes (92), like all players trained at the club, has a deep attachment to the PSG, and a real desire to experience success with his training club. The striker is completely involved in the project, it would be beneficial for him and the club to grow up in Paris. To image his attachment to his training club, Fan Channel is able to confirm the desire to Kalimuendo to come back and evolve PSG at the end of his second year on loan at RC Lens. Indeed, facing the road Red Blue blocked in particular by Mauro IcardiKali “had expressed to his management in the summer of 2021, his desire to join the north of France again, but only on loan. Because yes, if he knew how to do great things for two years in RC Lenswith a collective like the one installed in PSGhe will be in the best possible conditions to express the fullness of his talent.

To picture his two beautiful seasons on the northern side of France, as a reward, we can note thatArnaud Kalimuendo was named in the top prospect category at the end of the 2021-2022 fiscal year at the UNFP Trophies. He was competing alongside Nuno Mendes, Castello Lukeba, Chephren Thuram and William Saliba. An individual reward won by the latter, a French international defender.

What role for Kalimuendo?

There is no question here of giving a leading role to Kalimuendo in such a workforce. Evolve behind players like Messi, Mbappe Where Neymar could also allow him to be serene in his development, and to minimize as much as possible the pressure that a 20-year-old player could have in the PSG. Kalimuendo showed for two years at the RC Lens an ability to weigh on opposing defences, but also to take the depth when necessary or even participate in the construction of the game. He knows how to play in one touch, like taking the ball and making the difference alone, or by his game of body without ball. He has a rather interesting science of placement and movement, like his goals in the first two preparation matches against Kawasaki Frontal (1-2 victory) and the Urawa Red Diamonds (0-3 victory). He has a rather extensive tactical and technical palette, which in the hands of a staff like that of Christophe Galtier could only grow and expand.

If we stop at his two preparation matches for this Japan Tour 2022We can think that Kalimuendo takes the place it never had under the colors Red Blue in the hierarchy of attackers, both by what he showed with his two goals, but also by his rather consistent playing time.

According to information from Fan Channel, Christophe Galtier congratulated Arnaud Kalimuendo at the end of the victory and his goal against the Kawasaki Frontal (1-2), before letting him know that he will reward him in the next game. The promise was kept by the French coach, since the 20-year-old striker played the entire second period on July 23 during the success against Urawa Red Diamonds (0-3)the opportunity for him to score his second goal in two games.
Note also, according to the well-informed twittos @Djaameel56which the Parisian number 29 would mark “ a lot of points with Galtier » since the arrival of a French technician on the bench of the PSG. Courted by Leeds according to the latest echoes of the press, Arnaud Kalimuendo could continue in his training club, and compose the offensive line with Leo Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Hugo Ekitike. Despite the club’s interest in Premier Leaguethe priority of parisian titi is to continue the adventure with his training club according to our information. This summer tour and its good relationship with Christophe Galtier could work in its favour. Not lacking in ambition, Kalimuendo believes it has a role to play in this workforce. Aware of the fierce competition on the front of the Parisian attack, he is ready not to start as a starter but wishes (and believes) to be able to snatch up a significant playing time on his scale. But his future would also depend on the other members of the workforce who are no longer wanted by the Parisian management. If a good number of these famous “undesirables”, who are counted as 10, leave the Paris Saint Germain this summer, so the future ofArnaud Kalimuendo could be done under the Rouge & Bleu banner. On the other hand if Antero Henrique and Luis Campos fail in their “mission” to slim down part of the workforce, then the Parisian titi should pack his bags and could be sold to bring in cash. Suffice to say that the maps of the future ofArnaud Kalimuendo to PSG are in the hands of the leaders Red Blue

Arnaud Kalimuendo in figures*

In his first year on loan to RC Lensin 2020-2021:

  • Ligue 1: 7 goals – 5 assists – 29 games -1,290 minutes played
  • Coupe de France: 1 goal – 1 assist – 2 games – 101 minutes played
  • TCC: 8 goals – 6 assists – 3 games – 1,391 minutes played.

For his second season on loan at RC Lensin 2021-2022:

  • Ligue 1: 12 goals – 34 games – 2,173 minutes played
  • Coupe de France: 1 goal – 3 games – 148 minutes played
  • Champions Trophies: 1 match – 81 minutes played
  • TCC: 13 goals – 38 games – 2,402 minutes played.

Throughout his professional career:

  • TCC: 80 games – 32 goals – 7 assists
  • Ligue 1: 63 games – 19 goals – 5 assists

If he has never played a single minute in Champions Leaguehe displayed in the youth category in Youth League an impressive ratio with 9 goals and 1 assist in 10 games played.

Regarding his position on the field, his favorite position is obviously the front of the attack, striker, but he has also played matches as a second striker, but also a left winger.

*Source : Transfermarkt

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