PSG are ‘acting in an uncompromising and harsh manner’ to the ELEVEN players on their list of ‘undesirables’… with Germany star Thilo Kehrer ‘sent to train with the youth team’ after Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum and Co were put up for sale
- PSG have reportedly created a list of players available for transfer this summer
- Georginio Wijnaldum and Julian Draxler are among the group of ‘undesirables’
- It has now been claimed that defender Thilo Kehrer has been added to the list
- The Germany international, 25, started 16 matches in Ligue 1 last season
Paris Saint-German’s treatment of their unwanted players has been described as ‘uncompromising and harsh’.
It was reported by by Le Parisien earlier this month that the French side had created a list of ‘undesirables’ that have been placed on the transfer list this summer.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, Layvin Kurzawa, Abdou Diallo, Leandro Paredes, Danilo Pereira, Junior Dina Ebimbe, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi were all named as being left surplus to requirements.
German international Thilo Kehrer has reportedly been ‘added to PSG’s list of undesirables’
The same outlet has now reported that German international Thilo Kehrer has become the latest player to be added to the list.
It is said that the 25-year-old has been told to train with the youth team as PSG attempt to force his exit.
This comes as French journalist Saber Desfarges claims that the Ligue 1 champions are being ‘uncompromising, even harsh way with the players that they want to see leave’.
New PSG boss Christophe Galtier has emphasised the need to decrease the size of the squad
Kehrer has spent the last four seasons at PSG after signing from Schalke for £31million in 2018 and started 16 Ligue 1 matches last season.
Unlike some of the other ‘undesirables’, the defender also featured on pre-season tour of Japan, but it now appears he has no future under Christophe Galtier.
‘I think the number of staff needs to be reduced,’ the new manager said earlier this month.
‘We talked a lot about it with management. You can’t have a whole season of players who hardly play. They are unhappy. We will make sure to find the right size of the squad so that everyone can participate in this season.’
COST OF PSG’S ‘UNDESIRABLES’
Georginio Wijnaldum: Free, £150,000-a-week
Mauro Icardi: £52m
Ander Herrera: Free, £135,000-a-week
Idrissa Gueye: £27m
Layvin Kurzawa: £22.5m
Julian Draxler: £32m
Junior Dina Ebimbe: Academy product
Abdou Diallo: £26.8m
Danilo Pereira: £13.4m
Leandro Paredes: £33.6m
Thilo Kehrer: £31m
Out of the group of transfer listed players, Wijnaldum, Draxler, Kurzawa and Herrera did not travel with the squad to Japan. However, none of them have secured moves away from the Parc des Princes so far.
Former Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum has failed to have an impact in the French capital since his free transfer last summer.
Although not renowned for his goalscoring threat from midfield at club level, the 31-year-old scored just three goals and supplied three assists in 38 appearances last season as he struggled for minutes under Mauricio Pochettino. Everton, West Ham and Leicester are interested.
Last month Icardi hit back at rumours that the Ligue 1 outfit will look to sell him in the summer, blasting the reports as a ‘load of c**p’.
The Argentine, who scored just five goals in 30 appearances last season, has fallen behind the star-studded front three of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the pecking order.
Icardi made only 10 league starts in the 2021-22 campaign, fuelling suggestions the 29-year-old may be heading for the exit door.
Former Manchester United midfielder Herrera is reportedly happy in France and was a regular at the start of the season but he gradually fell out of favour in the business end and now is up for sale.
Ex-Everton and Aston Villa midfielder Gueye has just one year left on his current deal at the club, meaning PSG are running the risk of losing him for nothing next year.
Kurzawa has two years left on his deal but has been frozen out, Draxler’s last term was hindered by injuries and 21-year-old Dina Ebimbe warmed the bench last season.