Report: Florenzi Not Eligible to Play Against Metz

New Paris Saint-Germain right-back Alessandro Florenzi will not be able to play in the club’s next fixture against Metz due to a registration issue, according to a report from Le Parisien.

PSG’s fixture against Metz was originally scheduled for August 23. Since the club was playing in its UEFA Champions League final fixture against FC Bayern Munich on that day, the contest was inevitably rescheduled for September 16. However, Ligue de Football Professionnel’s (LFP) guidelines state that only players that were registered with the team on the initial date of the contest can play in the rescheduled fixture.

PSG did not register Florenzi until his loan move from AS Roma was made official last Friday. Thus, manager Thomas Tuchel will have to select another right-back to start for the contest against Metz.

Florenzi just recently made his debut for the club in its rivalry fixture against Olympique de Marseille. Although PSG came away with a 1-0 loss, Florenzi was among the bright spots for the team with five goal-scoring chances created and three tackles recorded.

Florenzi will be able to feature for PSG in the club’s following fixture against OGC Nice next week. For the moment, it seems as if there is a battle between Florenzi and Thilo Kehrer for the starting right-back role, so the upcoming contests will be critical for both players.

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