PSG sends new message to discarded players with separate training

Layvin Kurzawa, Julian Draxler, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Rafinha, and now Thilo Kehrer are no longer part of PSG’s plans. To push them to leave, the capital club ensures that they do not train at the same time as the rest of the professional group.

PSG no longer counts on them at all and makes it clear to them. Not summoned by Christophe Galtier for the recent tour of Japan, five players have had to settle for several days of training sessions at Camp des Loges. They are Layvin Kurzawa (29), Julian Draxler (28), Georginio Wijnaldum (31), Ander Herrera (32) and Rafinha (29).

Paris is within its rights

This small group now has a sixth member. As announced this Thursday by Le Parisien and confirmed by RMC Sport, Thilo Kehrer (25) has just been dismissed. The message is simple for all these players: they are for sale this summer, and will not be part of the trip to Tel Aviv (Israel) for the Champions Trophy scheduled for Sunday against FC Nantes. If they want to have playing time this season, they have every interest in quickly finding a way out, especially with the approach of the World Cup in Qatar (November 21-December 18).

To push them a little further out, the club from the capital has decided to set up two daily training sessions since the return from Japan: one with the players who have the confidence of Galtier and his managers, the other with the players invited to pack their bags during this transfer window. Legally, Paris has the right to dismiss players as long as the transfer market is open. According to article 507 of the LFP charter, no constraint in the management of the workforce is imposed on the club from July 1 to September 1 (end of the transfer window).

In an interview given this month to L’Equipe, Galtier had expressed his desire to work with a tight group. “They are not undesirables, it’s pejorative. We have 26 or 27 players apart from the goalkeepers, it’s huge. There are players for whom the spaces for expression will be reduced. We spoke with them. It was not an easy exercise. These are players that we must respect. We will leave this season with 21 outfield players, and a few young people,” he said. There is still work to achieve this goal.

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