PSG are ‘acting uncompromisingly and harshly’ to the eleven players on their exit list 

Layvin Kurzawa-PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly treating their unwanted players in an ‘uncompromising and harsh’ manner, according to reports.

According to French publication Le Parisien, the French Ligue 1 champions have a list of eleven players that they no longer want who they have now placed on the transfer list this summer. 

Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum heads that list, while Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, Layvin Kurzawa, Abdou Diallo, Leandro Paredes, Danilo Pereira, Junior Dina Ebimbe, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi were all named as being left surplus to requirements at Parc des Princes.

However, the latest reports by the same outlet via Sportsmail claim that German international Thilo Kehrer has become the latest player to be added to the list. 

According to the report, the 25-year-old has been told to train with the youth team as PSG attempt to force his exit. 

Another report by French journalist Saber Desfarges seems to support these claims, with the journalist saying that PSG are being ‘uncompromising, even harsh with the players that they want to release this summer.

Kehrer, who joined PSG for £31million in 2018 from Schalke, started 16 matches in Ligue 1 last season. But unlike some of the other players that are on the transfer list, the German featured on the club’s pre-season tour of Japan. However, it now appears he has no future under the new boss Christophe Galtier, with less than a year left on his contract. 

Out of the group of players listed for an exit, Draxler, Wijnaldum, Kurzawa and Herrera did not travel with the squad to Japan. But none of these players have secured moves away from the Ligue 1 champions so far. 

Meanwhile, PSG boss, Galtier, has admitted that he intends to reduce his squad. 

“I think the number of staff needs to be reduced,” Galtier said earlier this month. 

“We talked a lot about it with management. You can’t have a whole season of players who hardly play. They are unhappy. We will make sure to find the right size of the squad so that everyone can participate in this season.”