Paris Saint Germain love a transfer. Just like me on Football Manager, or Harry Redknapp in real life, they just can’t go a transfer window without a signing. And with January’s on his way their president has admitted one summer signing was a mistake.
PSG are going to kick off the new year by signing Wolfsburg’s Julian Draxler, a genuinely brilliant player moving in the January transfer window is a rarity.
However that means competition in their frontline is going to be pretty fierce and there’s a good chance someone might have to leave, at least on loan.
So it’s a good job that PSG president, and the man with all the money, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has admitted he thinks signing Jese from Real Madrid in the summer was a mistake.
Speaking to French newspaper Le Parisien he said of the player, “Emery said something very fair to me, which has always been my vision: ‘When you make a mistake, it’s better to try to correct it than to live with it’.
“So if we’ve made mistakes, we’ll try to correct them. The door isn’t closed.”
The Spaniard signed from the Bernabeu in the summer for £21.5 million but so far his move to the French capital has not worked out for him or the club.
The 23 year old has scored just once in nine league games, with only one of those being a start, and has reportedly made no effort to learn the language and is still staying in a hotel after refusing to go house hunting.
Draxler’s arrival could be the beginning of the end of Jese’s short time with the French champions but he might not be the only one leaving after a summer arrival.
Manager Unai Emery, who replaced Laurent Blanc this season, is under increasing pressure with the club behind Nice and Monaco in Ligue 1.