PSG Midfielder Discusses Reasons for Leaving La Liga Side This Summer

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Carlos Soler joined the French giants in the final hours of the summer transfer window, leaving Valencia for the capital club. 

Soler didn’t leave the Spanish clubs on good terms, considering being the captain of the squad, and exited on a deal worth €20 million, which surprised many since he was a marquee player.

However, with only one year left on his contract, Valencia wouldn’t get total value for the midfielder, and his desire to leave gave interested clubs like PSG the advantage in transfer talks. 

In an interview with Super Deporte, Soler explained his decision to leave the La Liga side and continue his career in the French capital.

“Not only do you have to take everything to money,” Soler said to the Spanish outlet. “That there are a lot of people, and those are things that also bother me, that they take everything to money and it’s not like that. I can tell. I was looking for a long-term contract at Valencia. 

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) leaves the pitch to be replaced by Paris Saint-Germain’s Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group H first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Juventus at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, on September 6, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)

“I have looked for an ambitious sports project to play the Champions League and then some economic conditions as well. Obviously, I’m a soccer player and I also make a living from it. So, during this year and a half, more or less, these conditions have not been met. The club has not reached that point, nor has it come close.

With PSG, Soler isn’t asked to be the star of the midfield or team and is there to fill his role on the team as the end goal for the French giants is to win everything domestically and ultimately secure the UEFA Champions League. 

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