Chelsea faxed the incorrect contract three times on the final day of the January 31 transfer, preventing PSG from signing midfielder Hakim Ziyech on a loan, despite the loan agreement.
After being loaned to PSG by Chelsea for a period of six months, Ziyech showed up in Paris that evening to undergo a medical check. The documentation was all that remained after PSG requested that Chelsea send a loan contract to Ziyech so they could submit it to the French professional league (LFP).
However, each of the three contracts Chelsea supplied to PSG contained faults that prevented LFP from accepting them. PSG did not have enough time to register Ziyech before the French football transfer market closed since they did not submit enough paperwork for this move. Therefore, the 30-year-old midfielder won’t be permitted to compete in Ligue 1.
When PSG only has striker Hugo Ekitike to cover for three stars Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe, they lack depth in their ɑttɑck. Ziyech will be borrowed from Chelsea for a period of six months by PSG, with no option to рurchase. Graham Potter, the coach of Chelsea, doesn’t utilize this player despite the fаct that he has only started four Premier League games so far this year. Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi, a fellow defender at PSG, may both play on the wings.
PSG is complaining to the LFP, but it won’t be possible to settle the issue until at least February 1st. Ziyech must continue to work at Stamford Bridge since, according to the French media, it is unlikely that PSG will be replicated.
Chelsea brought in eight players in January 2023, including Ziyech-like wingers Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, and Joao Felix. The Moroccan midfielder has played 98 games and scored 14 goals since joining the team in the summer of 2020. His Chelsea contract is in effect through the 2025 summer season.
Neymar to miss struggling PSG’s trip to Montpellier
Leaders Wednesday’s Ligue 1 match between Paris St. Germain and Montpellier will be played without Neymar due to the Brazilian forward’s “muscle tiredness” as the capital team struggles to find its rhythm.
PSG has 48 points after 20 games, and their lead over RC Lens in second place has sҺrunk to three points.
The 2023 season hasn’t started off well for Christophe Galtier’s team. They’ve dropped their last two away games at Lens and Rennes before being held to a 1-1 draw by Stade de Reims on Sunday.
On February 14, they host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 matchup.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Galtier said, “I have spoken to the squad. We need to get some consistency back in our performances, but there are moments in a season where it’s more difficult.”
In addition, PSG will be missing midfielder Marco Verratti, who was dismissed from the game on Sunday after only 14 minutes of play as a substitute.
“We need to rediscover the ideal midfield setup. More density and fluidity are required “Galtier gave details.
“We must be more rigorous and exert more effort as a group. In the early months of the season, we used to do this. Everyone must evaluate their individual efforts as well as their contributions to the team.”
For the first time this year, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Lionel Messi started together against Reims. However, they scarcely defended, dividing the team in two and leaving them weak at the back.
To play without one of our three ɑttɑcking players in order to be more balanced would be a mistake, according to Galtier.
“With all three of them together, we have previously proven reliable. However, we are unable to accept the Reims game as satisfаctory.”