PSG's bet on the CHEAP to overhaul their midfield
The Parisian outfit is close to sealing another signing just hours away from the closing of the market
There may be just a few hours until the end of the transfer windown, but Paris Saint Germain are still making moves. The side managed by Christophe Galtier are top of the Ligue 1, showing great form, but they're still linked with a number of reinforcements, and none so more than Valencia's Carlos Soler.
The 25 year old midfielder remains a very serious option for PSG, even after allegedly closing the signing of Fabián Ruiz from Napoli. Soler was at one point linked to Barcelona as a potential replacement for Frenkie de Jong, but with the Dutchman set to stay at the Camp Nou, it'll be Paris and not Catalunya for him. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the deal would go through for 18 million euros plus 3 million in addons.
The sum sounds absurd for a player with a market value of between 40 and 50 million euros, but the circumstances are extreme in this case: just days before the market closes, Soler's contract expires in 10 months and could leave for free as early as January.
The have been no news of a renovation in Valencia since last January, when the player rejected an offer for 3 million euros per year. However, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Soler (who is a Valencia youth graduate), intends to leave whilst leaving the most for the club, as a gesture of goodwill.
According to most sources, Carlos Soler is set to sign a five year deal as he's a priority of PSG's sporting director Luis Campos. There are no figures yet reported on his future wages, althought it is expected to be a number vastly to the 2 million euros per season he currently earns at Valencia.