Paris Saint-Germain changed their transfer policy this past summer. The French giants want to add more French talent who identify with the capital club. As a result, players such as Olivier Giroud are asked about possibly playing for PSG.
Giroud and AC Milan are in Paris for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League clash at the Parc des Princes. The Ligue 1 side will depend on players Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé.
While the Milan striker likely won’t play for PSG, considering his age, the French media asked if he ever considered playing for the Parisians during his career.
“I am very proud and grateful to have had the opportunity to play for big clubs,” Giroud told reporters Tuesday (h/t Paris Fans). “My dream was to play in the Premier League, a blessing. I was a fan of the great Milan and I am proud to have landed at this club.
“It was written, even if I had been able to finish at Inter a year and a half before. I never had the opportunity to sign for Paris, even though I supported a club from the South when I was little.”
PSG didn’t secure French players like Giroud during his prime years, but the change in transfer policy is probably to avoid this scenario in the future. The capital club added Dembélé, Bradley Barcola, Lucas Hernandez, and Randal Kolo Muani this summer.
Furthermore, Warren Zaïre-Emery has become a regular starter under manager Luis Enrique. The French base began taking shape this summer, and it appears it won’t stop.