Paris Saint-Germain was quite active in bolstering its roster during last year’s summer transfer window. PSG shifted much of its attention to revamping the backend of its midfield depth chart, signing Renato Sanches, Vitinha, Carlos Soler, and Fabian Ruiz to permanent transfer deals.
According to L’Equipe, many veteran PSG players are not necessarily convinced by the club’s summer signings. Players such as Lionel Messi reportedly are “unhappy” with PSG’s summer transfer window additions, and they also believe that the roster has weakened in quality “compared to previous years.”
PSG manager Christophe Galtier took some time during a press conference on Friday to come to the defense of the club’s transfer signings.
“I obviously see the remarks,” Galtier said. “Wearing the PSG jersey is difficult. Even more so when you are a foreigner and arrived late. The history of PSG shows that the great players have had a much longer time to adapt than people think. … There are Fabian Ruiz and Carlos Soler who arrived last, who were late in all areas: preparation, adaptation, housing. They take some time to find their level. We are talking about players who are internationals.
“Conversely, Vitinha who is in a difficult period, everyone had it in their mouths on the first three months.”
PSG will return to Ligue 1 action on matchday 24 with a home matchup against Lille OSC.