In the final hours of the summer transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain landed another midfielder to their group in Carlos Soler, who arrived from Valencia.
Soler signed a five-year contract with the French giants and added more depth to the midfield position. PSG paid the Spanish club €17 million plus €5 million in bonuses.
The former Valencia midfielder spoke with Spanish publication AS (h/t Canal Supporters) about what made him decide to join the current Ligue 1 giants.
“I have always had the ability to improve myself. I came to Paris to fight for the Champions League,” Soler said. “These two weeks have been very good. I have met extraordinary people who help me with everything, from hotel trips to training. I am very happy.
🎙️ Carlos Soler, sur son arrivée au @PSG_inside : "C'était un choix difficile, ça faisait 17 ans que j'étais à Valencia mais désormais, je vais profiter d'être dans cet énorme club."
Le nouveau milieu du #PSG s'est confié hier au micro @alexandreruiz sur son adaptation. #OLPSG pic.twitter.com/Ap5b6CgqrM
— Free Ligue 1 (@FreeLigue1) September 19, 2022
“Then, playing here at the Parc des Princes with the supporters, the ultras, it’s magnificent. I made my debut against Juventus, and the atmosphere was super nice. I came to a huge club, leader in Europe, which aspires to win everything.”
Soler will be a rotational piece in the midfield group as the capital club hopes its depth can help them with the schedule. Fixtures will be jammed with the FIFA World Cup in November, so having Soler is vital.
It will be interesting to see how Soler adapts to playing in Ligue 1 and PSG so that the 25-year-old can become a pivotal member of a team with the aspirations of winning the UEFA Champions League this season.