As reported by L’Équipe, PSG are planning on building two elevens of similar quality for what will be a hectic season with the World Cup dropped in the middle to break the campaign into two intensive halves.
A source at the club told the sports daily that “what they want to do is build a squad with, ideally, two elevens of almost equivalent quality” after it was revealed yesterday that new coach Christophe Galtier, supported by new sporting director Luis Campos, is looking to cut the squad to between 21 and 23 senior players, excluding youngsters. That’s despite director Antero Henrique being handed a list of 11 players to sell before the end of the window.
Galtier is looking to implement a similarly intensive pre-season training regime to Mauricio Pochettino’s of last summer with 15 league games and six Champions League groups stage games to come before November’s World Cup in Qatar. However, the period just after the World Cup will see more rotation as the club fears tiredness and injuries, meaning many of PSG’s younger players have been told to prepare themselves for more game time around Christmas.