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PSG employees happy with club’s Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid
Real Madrid produced one of the greatest comebacks in recent years when they overturned a two-goal deficit in the second half to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate, effectively knocking them out of Europe’s elite competition.
Karim Benzema delivered a performance for the ages, scoring a second-half hat-trick that even drew praises from Barcelona veteran Dani Alves.
On the flip side, the defeat has put the PSG players and the coach Mauricio Pochettino under further scrutiny. After yet again failing to land the Champions League title, it won’t be surprising to see Pochettino, as well as a few other squad members being laid off in the summer.
In a shocking report from reputed journalist Romain Molina, it appears not all of PSG’s staff members are unhappy with the club’s elimination from the Champions League.
Many employees are, in fact, delighted with PSG’s elimination, which is indicative of a dysfunctional environment at the club. Molina went on to reveal that the employees are treated horribly, and some even get spat on by President Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s entourage.
Molina added in his report, stating: “If PSG fans knew 5% of what goes on in their club, not one person would go to Parc Des Princes anymore.”
The toxic environment at PSG is not only restricted to staff members as even some of the players are unhappy with the management, including coach Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo Araujo.
The list could potentially include Kylian Mbappe, who has been subjected to a summer move to Santiago Bernabeu. Given the PSG’s elimination from the Champions League, it will, no doubt, significantly increase Real Madrid’s chances of snapping up the Frenchman in a free transfer later this summer.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.