Many expected Gabriel Moscardo to be announced in the coming hours after Corinthians sold the 18-year-old to Paris Saint-Germain. However, the midfielder has hit a slight hurdle.
Moscardo announced in a social media post on Sunday that he will undergo surgery on his left foot. The player mentioned that he would be out of action for three months.
“After recent exams, it seems necessary to undergo this preventive operation, which will keep me off the field for the next three months,” Moscardo wrote (h/t Globo). “This will allow me to return stronger and pursue my career.”
The teenager ended the year as a significant revelation for Corinthians and drew the attention of European football. PSG was the one who advanced in the negotiations and concluded the purchase for €20 million and an additional €2 million in bonuses.
Moscardo was supposed to join in January, but a minor surgery delayed the start of his journey in Paris. Despite the player’s foot operation and three-month absence, Moscardo’s transfer to PSG is not in question.
The Parisians have some depth at the midfield position that can withstand this blow in the short term. It will be interesting to see if the player can be fit to play the final stretch of the 2023-24 season.