PSG kicked off their training at their new state-of-the-art facility in Poissy. While international players are set to return next week, some of them such as Neymar, Lucas Hernandez, and Manuel Ugarte underwent physical and medical tests early on Monday, July 10, a week ahead of schedule.
A small group of fans awaited the team's arrival at the newly established training center to start the week, took photos with the early arrivals, and shared a few minutes with the PSG players already present at Poissy this week.
Notable absentees were Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos, Achraf Hakimi, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Milan Skriniar, and Marco Asensio, who were granted an extra week of rest following their appearances on the international stage last mid-June-with-their-nations.
The day featured many trips between the training center and the American hospital, where PSG players underwent medical tests on Monday to check their health and fitness ahead of the pre-season tours and scheduled matches.
Construction vehicles were still found around the compound as they keep building some parts of the new PSG Campus, which is only ready to use for the soccer first team for now. Later this year and next season, it will also host the handball team as well as the women's side and other sports teams operating under the PSG organization.
Other world-renown players such as Hugo Ekitike, Juan Bernat, Carlos Soler, Julian Draxler, and Ismail Gharbi took part in Monday's return to the PSG facilities.
Presnel Kimpembe and Nordi Mukiele made appearances too, along with superstar signings Manuel Ugarte and Lucas Hernandez, and Brazilian legend Neymar following his season-ending ankle surgery. stole the spotlight.
With training underway and key players returning, PSG fans can anticipate an exciting season ahead. That said, they'll have to keep an eye on the returns of PSG players to training on a slow basis, as the club has organized such events so they don't all come at the same time to avoid trouble.