Speaking in an exclusive interview with RMC, PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi talked at length about PSG’s four recent signings, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier, Hatem Ben Arfa and manager Unai Emery.
You seem very happy with the arrival of Unai Emery as PSG manager…
We are very happy with the arrival of the new manager. Unai Emery is one of the best managers in the world. We are truly excited to start with the first training session. We are truly very happy with his arrival… Unai Emery is very close to the players but also the fans. He has a very attacking style of play which we like, which our fans love too.
Emery is an active manager on the touchline, was that a factor in your decision to recruit him?
It was certainly one of the reasons. But it is true that the manager is very close to his players during a match, as if he was playing with them. He is also very close to the fans and I hope that the atmosphere at the Parc des Prince next season will be better.
Does the dream of winning the Champions League remain in tact for PSG?
Of course, that is a big aim. I do not know when, but for sure we want to win it one day. I hope it is next year.
PSG have already worked well during this transfer window with the arrivals of Ben Arfa, Krychowiak and Meunier…
Yes, last month was busy for us. We have already signed three players but we have not yet finished. We are very happy with the players that we have signed. We are still in talks with the manager to know which players he now needs. We are expecting maybe one or two more players.
Is the arrival of Ben Arfa a great signing for PSG?
Of course. He is a great player with great talent. There were a lot of clubs who were interested but he has chosen PSG as his next project. We thank him, but we are also expecting even more from him compared to last season.