Paris Saint-Germain sporting advisor Luis Campos struck out on adding depth to the central defense that would allow manager Christophe Galtier to play a backline of three consistently.
Injuries to Presnel Kimpember and Danilo Pereira have tested PSG’s depth at the position. Still, with the January transfer window opening up in a couple of months, Campos is prepared to address the issue.
French publication L’Equipe (h/t Paris Fans) reports that the capital club executive has two targets to secure and fix their issues at central defense.
Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar remains the Parisian target. However, the new name in the mix is Villarreal’s Pau Torres, whose release clause is set at €50 million, also appears on the list of potential recruits.
The recent transition to a backline of four has not changed the desire to play defense with three center-backs. Therefore, in January, PSG will try to recruit with a minimal financial envelope but a desire to bring real added value.
PSG will not take a defender for the sake of adding a defender, so it’s interesting to see if Campos can pull off both targets in what is a small amount of time to get business done.