Carlos Soler wants to stay in Paris next season

Carlos Soler, PSG
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Despite a subpar first season in Paris, Carlos Soler is happy at PSG and the Spain international would prefer to stay put next season, revealed L'Equipe on Sunday.

Writing about it, the French newspaper also added that Christophe Galtier "believes that the player brings a certain balance to his team," and the coach would like him to stay at PSG... even though Galtier seems to have a foot and a half out of the club.

Soler arrived in Paris in the final hours of the last summer transfer window but he's struggled mightily all season long in his first year donning Parisian threads.

Soler has played 30 games in all competitions but he never quite gets it all right. The former Valencia player, who was willing to sign a 10-year extension with the Spanish club before moving to PSG, steadily completes disappointing and tasteless performances.

According to information from L'Equipe, the Spaniard is "very happy in Paris," and he also thinks he "is not having a bad season." Soler, in fact, has started for PSG in their past three victories, pretty much sealing another (the 11th) Ligue 1 title.

Internally, according to L'Equipe, Soler is considered to be "on his feet" and not overhyping his play (which has obviously not been great), keeping it humble.

Galtier "expected more from the player," although the manager still thinks Soler "brings a certain balance to his team."

The coach of PSG often uses Soler on the offensive side of the pitch, behind his two strikers (Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi), and the manager thinks that gives an "offensive and defensive balance" to PSG.

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Having arrived at PSG just a few months ago, it was always going to be hard to sell Soler next summer anyway, so it's good to know he's happy staying put in the capital.