Tuchel urges Paris Saint-Germain to sign players: ‘We are waiting’

Thomas Tuchel

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged his club to sign new players for the January transfer window closes at the end of this week. The German has been growing impatient amid the club’s search for a new central midfielder and hopes PSG will sign at least one player before the end of the week.

The Ligue 1 champions have been linked to Zenit star Leandro Paredes, but a deal has not been made with the Russians. The club has also been linked with Napoli midfielder Allan, though Carlo Ancelotti insisted last week that the Brazilian midfielder was not for sale during the January window.

After PSG beat Stade Rennes 4-1, Tuchel expressed his frustration on the club’s transfer progress in January. “We’re waiting for him [Paredes],” Tuchel said. “I am told it is settled but here is not there. I’m worried. We need players! Maybe even an offensive player since Neymar is injured. We are waiting for Leandro but he is not here.”

Tuchel added: “It was already like this last summer but it is more serious with the wounds of Verratti and Neymar. We cannot do a miracle. There are missing players in the middle. It’s January 27! It’s almost finished. What can I say? We have goals in this club,” he continued. “To reach it, to have ambition in the club and for my players, we must recruit players.”


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