Amidst growing interest from Paris Saint-Germain and the confirmation of PSG chasing a transfer for the Brazilian wunderkind, Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo spoke about his future earlier this week providing some insights into the rumors and the upcoming transfer window and his potential move to Paris.
It's been more than a few weeks of ever-louder rumors about PSG's interest and intentions of strengthening the squad with emerging talents from across the world, a profile that Moscardo fits to a tee.
Luis Campos, PSG's sporting director, has already visited the talent in Brazil and after returning to Paris and attending PSG's game on Saturday he pretty much confirmed there is an official interest in the midfielder and most-probably a signing coming in January.
According to reports, PSG are reportedly ahead of other top clubs considered to be in the race to get Moscardo such as Chelsea and Barcelona, of the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga respectively.
Moscardo himself talked about his future a few days ago, although he emphasized his focus on Corinthians, the club that currently employs him, saying he's proud of donning the Corinthians jersey.
"There is a lot of talk about my future, but I am very grateful to wear [Corinthians] jersey," Moscardo said. "I am very happy. It’s a huge club, and I’ve been here since I was a kid. I leave these rumors to my agent, I live my reality. My reality is that I will return to Corinthians in January."
That is, of course, unless Corinthians sells Moscardo ahead or throughout the January transfer window, which will open on Jan. 1 in most European top leagues allowing teams from the continent to sign South American players.
"I am very excited. I am young, I like to experience new things, I want to learn," Moscardo told Gazeta Esportiva.
If the latest reported information is true, then PSG will sign Moscardo for a fee of around €25m paid to Corinthians next month when the transfer window is officially open. Following the acquisition, the 18-year-old would be loaned back to Corinthians.
That deal structure has nothing to do with Brazil's championship schedule, however, as the South American season just finished a few days ago. Moscardo would simply stay in Brazil in order to keep playing football without getting blocked as it'd be the case if he arrives at PSG now, avoiding any stunting of his development.