Real Story Behind Transfer Target Disrespecting Newcastle
Yesterday we brought you the story of how one time Newcastle target Gregory Van Der Wiel had been disrespecting Newcastle United.
The PSG full-back quoted as saying, “I love it in Paris. I had the chance to go to Newcastle but I didn’t want to live in a place like that. I prefer Paris, everything is trendy and alive.”
Suspecting there might be a bit more to the story than Van Der Wiel loving it in Paris and grateful he didn’t come to Tyneside, we got our French correspondent, Pierre, on the trail and unearthed the following recent headline and story from the French website Sport24.
‘Van der Wiel a-t-il un avenir au PSG?’
Has Van der Wiel got a future at PSG?
‘He was bought to challenge Christophe Jallet at right back but since his arrival in Paris he has warmed the bench.
Only 3 weeks ago they (Parisian journalists and fans) were asking whether he had a future at PSG. He has only played a handful of games and every time he has played he has been disappointing (except for 2 matches) to the point that after only 3 months there were rumours that he could be sold to an Italian club.
He is currently in the team because Christophe Jallet is injured… only recently PSG have shown interest in buying Sébastien Corchia from Sochaux for next season.’
So basically the mood in Paris, especially amongst the fans, is that the Dutch international has been a big flop and is clearly seen as second choice at right-back.
Van Der Wiel has already said publicly that he has found it difficult to adapt to the language, the style of play etc etc and countless reports are suggesting that PSG will almost certainly show him the door.
The player is clearly trying, very clumsily, to ingratiate himself with the PSG fans by talking up how good his choice of club and city was instead of Newcastle.
Maybe he should be trying to have the odd decent game and keep his mouth shut.
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