Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Tuchel leaves a strong message to Leonardo in this XXL file!

Posted January 7, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. by BC updated on January 7, 2022 at 8:31 pm

Free at the end of the season, Antonio Rüdiger arouses much envy, including that of Paris Saint-Germain. As talks drag on for the player's extension to Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel remains confident, refusing to give his defender special treatment.

After getting his hands on Georginio Wijnaldum , Gianluigi Donnarumma , Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi without paying transfer fees last summer, Leonardo could once again shine with free players in the coming months. Several tracks have already been activated by the sports director of PSG , including the one leading to Antonio Rüdiger, who is slow to find an agreement with Chelsea for his extension. Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel with the Blues, the Germany international has established himself as an indisputable starter in the central hinge, enough to arouse great envy. According to several sources, PSG have already discussed with representatives of Antonio Rüdiger in view of an arrival next summer, but the competition is colossal in this case, since Real Madrid , FC Barcelona , Bayern Munich or even Juventus are also cited among the contenders. Chelsea is therefore badly on board, especially as the Blues' proposal would fall far short of the player’s expectations financially. But not enough to panic Thomas Tuchel .

“We are in talks, it is in good hands”

Present at a press conference before the reception of Chesterfield in FA Cup , Thomas Tuchel was asked about the future of Antonio Rüdiger and the strategy to adopt to convince him to extend . And despite the 28-year-old's situation, the former PSG coachrefuses to give him special treatment. “I don't know if it will help if I take him to have coffee with me, maybe it will push him outside,” said Thomas Tuchel , in comments relayed by Eurosport UK. I don't think he needs a lot of coffees with me, he's a boy who needs to trust you, he needs to feel a connection, to feel trust, and he wants to feel it through minutes and concrete actions. I don't think he needs a lot of words, pampering, talking over coffee and invitations to dinner parties and the like. He's a top professional, that's what he's proven. It is very important and nothing has changed. We're in talks, it's in good hands, because I trust the club 100% and trust my player. So it's a no-problem situation for me, obviously it's also the case for Toni. He had a fantastic game [against Tottenham], so he's super reliable. “

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