PSG concluded the soap opera of this winter transfer window in 2024 by announcing the signing of Gabriel Moscardo on Thursday. The Brazilian will be loaned to his club, Corinthians, until the end of the season. After sealing his contract until 2028 with the capital club, the young midfielder granted an interview to the official media of the club.
How was his arrival at PSG?
"Thank you for the welcome. I am very happy to be here with you and to have signed with Paris Saint-Germain. Today is undoubtedly the most beautiful day of my life by signing for Paris. I hope to make the fans very happy in the coming years."
What does this signing mean to him?
"As soon as I heard about the interest from Paris and the project they presented to me, I was very excited and focused 100% on Paris Saint-Germain. I am very excited because it is a project with young players, so I am eager to join the team and get to know the players, and I am sure the goal will be to win many trophies."
Any apprehension about leaving his native Brazil for the first time at 18?
"I feel ready, I have been preparing for years. I have been learning English for 5 years, and of course, when I arrive in July, I will also study French. I am ready. I have already made some trips to Europe and have always felt good here. I felt it was the ideal place for me, and I am sure I will adapt well to Paris."
Did the presence of Luis Enrique, who trusts young players, influence his decision?
"Yes, of course. It is a club that has many young players, which shows that the coach has great confidence in the youth. So I am looking forward to joining the club, and I hope to have a good relationship with the coach and the other players."
The story between Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain...
"Of course. As soon as I heard about the interest of Paris Saint-Germain, I thought of Marquinhos. It was undoubtedly a factor in my choice. He has been here for a long time, and knows the team and the city well. Having Marquinhos as a Brazilian and as the captain of the team will certainly help me adapt to the club and the language."
Objectives for the coming months?
"I will focus 100% on coming back as soon as possible. That is my goal for the next few months: to prepare well to return here in the middle of the year and be in the best possible shape to join the team."
A message for Parisian fans?
"I am eager to wear the Paris Saint-Germain shirt and meet the fans for the first time. All I can say is that I am very excited and hope to be here for many years and win many trophies with this club."