The winter transfer window reserved an unlikely finish on the side of PSG where only the departure on loan of Keylor Navas to Nottingham Forest could finally be recorded, this Tuesday evening.
While the Parisian club had to recruit Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, and the latter was in the premises of the Factory in Boulogne-Billancourt to sign his contract before midnight, a last-minute unforeseen event came to reshuffle the cards… On hold this Wednesday morning, the loan of the Moroccan international could not be validated because of a too late sending of the documents on behalf of Chelsea which was shown hard in business until the end in this file.
At the same time, while the transfer market between French clubs ended at 11 p.m., an hour earlier, young Ismaël Gharbi was due to leave on loan at OGC Nice.
But again, there was a delay in sending the last signed documents, which only allowed the loan to be approved at 11:10 p.m. (Editor’s note: 10 minutes late).
While he had initialed his contract and thought he would take over the management of the Gym, this Wednesday morning, the 18-year-old midfielder will therefore end the season in Paris.
This file was indirectly linked to the arrival of Ziyech.
Having only found common ground with Chelsea 15 short minutes before the transfer window closed in France, Paris Saint-Germain, who first wanted to secure the signing of Ziyech before letting Gharbi go, were slow to send the documents to OGC Nice, for whom everything was signed and who hoped to be able to count on the arrival of the young Parisian to compensate for the injury of Nicolas Pépé.
In the ranks of PSG and Nice, we consider this Wednesday, February 1, that the deal has flipped over.