Christophe Galtier: "There will be no signings if there are no sales."

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PSG goes on the road to face second-place Lens in their last game of the 2022 year. The French Ligue 1 doesn't stop for the New Year festivities with games scheduled on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and PSG appearing in the night game of New Year.

Christophe Galtier held a pre-match press conference on Friday in which he discussed a wide range of topics. One of the most pressing ones, of course, was the one related to the potential transfer signings to be made by PSG in January.

The transfer window opens on Jan. 1, the same day PSG plays Lens on the road. The Parisian squad have lacked rotation players at all levels of the pitch, including the defense (titi El Chadaille Bigshiabu had to play makeshift left-back against Strasbourg last Wednesday), the midfield (Renato Sanches keeps struggling and is banged up these days), and the forward line (Hugo Ekitike is looking more and more like a sunk acquisition and cost each passing matchday).

When asked about the potential addition of new players to PSG through the next four weeks, Galtier said that he "is very happy and satisfied with his squad" and that "
there will be no arrival if there is no departure."

"At the moment, we don't have (referring to Luis Campos) any players who have asked to move from PSG, to go elsewhere, so everybody is happy here," said Galtier.

There won't be any signings in January as "it is a desire of PSG to promote the young talent"

The PSG coach conceded, though, that "it's only the opening of the window" and that considering PSG have a lot of games during this period, "we'll see how things evolve." Even then, he doubled down on his earlier statements remarking that "I have a squad that has been working very well since July."

The case to add a central defender is definitely a solid one and the most pressing need on PSG's squad. That's been the case for a few months now, and the race to acquire Inter Milan's center-back Milan Skriniar has not stopped while actually getting hotter every week with the defender's deal running out next summer.

According to Galtier, though, that "is no longer a topic of discussion" as he considers that "Bitshiabu has huge potential" and PSG "have high hopes for him."

"We have a young player with El Chadaille Bitshiabu. He played his first game against Strasbourg as a left-back even if in the second half he was more of a third defender than anything else."

The most interesting thing coming out of Galtier's mouth, though, was that he revealed the plans of PSG when it comes to the management of their players and squad-building practices. "It is a desire of the club to promote the young talent that we have," said Galtier.

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Here's hoping PSG keeps not only churning out talents such as Bitshiabu but also retaining them in Paris while allowing them to feature prominently in Ligue 1 and Champions League games instead of selling them too early as in the cases of Kinsley Coman and Christopher Nkunku.