Carlo Ancelotti rejected a signing that Florentino Pérez considered a round deal
As the final minutes of the transfer window approached, more surprises sprung up. It is a fact that repeats itself year after year, and in order not to lose the custom, the last September 1 was another example of this. One of the most surprising speculations was the agreement between Barça and Inter Milan for the transfer of Jordi Alba, but the arrivals of Carlos Soler or Fabián Ruiz at Paris Saint-Germain are also not far behind.
Luís Campos, in full reconstruction of the core of PSG
Luís Campos, PSG’s sporting director since Nasser Al-Khelaïfi left Mauricio Pochettino, wanted to do a face wash of the core. In this sense, Leandro Paredes left on loan with an obligation to buy to Juventus of Turin, since the new coach, Christophe Galtier, did not count on him.
Idrissa Gana Gueye has also been ruled out by the new Parisian sports management, opting to give entrance to new signings that they liked, as is the case with the two Spanish internationals mentioned previously. Carlos Soler was called to leave Valencia due to the serious financial problems that the club is going through, but in the face of the collapse of negotiations with Barça, it ended up being PSG who ended up sealing his incorporation.
In the case of Fabián Ruiz, it was Real Madrid that had considered his recruitment. It was quite a market opportunity that Florentino Pérez wanted to take advantage of and wear white. When he was still at Napoli, he was considered one of the most talented midfielders in Serie A and was on the market at a bargain price. Fabián wanted to leave the Neapolitan team and his contract only tied him to the Azzurri until the summer of 2023. For this reason, PSG took a footballer valued at 55 million euros to Paris in exchange for 23 million.
Carlo Ancelotti rejected the signing of Fabián Ruiz
Florentino saw it as a unique opportunity that could not be wasted. In fact, the agreement with the Italians was closed by Florentino, but Ancelotti understood that another profile like Fabián’s was not needed in the squad. The coach of Reggiolo already saw his squad sufficiently stocked with interior players and wanted a player who is more versatile and very physical for the pivot.
Fabián is more of an interior with refined technique and, despite his imposing stature, Ancelotti did not see him as a pivot, which is where he needed a footballer. He already found him in the last month of June with Aurélien Tchouaméni, deciding that he did not need more additions in the middle of the field, although Florentino saw Fabián as a great deal.