8 players leave PSG during Covid-19 crisis, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting & Thilo Kehrer are the latest to depart France

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Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting & Thilo Kehrer leave France & go to Germany

As confirmed by L’Equipe, PSG’s Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thilo Kehrer have left France in recent days.

Both players have travelled to Germany.

Choupo-Moting has gone to Hamburg, while Kehrer has returned to Stuttgart following the birth of his daughter, Nala Hope, a few weeks ago.


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According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been 8,911 deaths in France from Covid-19. Germany have had 1,810 deaths.

For the avoidance of doubt, RMC Sport have confirmed that PSG gave permission for Choupo-Moting and Kehrer to go to Germany.


8 players have left PSG during Covid-19 crisis

In total, eight players have left PSG since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Aside from Choupo-Moting and Kehrer, Thiago Silva and Neymar are back in Brazil, Edinson Cavani is in Uruguay, Mauro Icardi is in Italy, Keylor Navas is in Costa Rica, while Mitchel Bakker is in Holland.


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Update on Tottenham’s Serge Aurier & a possible return to PSG

Last weekend, Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier seemed to send a come-and-get-me plea to his former employers, PSG.

The Ivory Coast international told Canal Plus Sports Africa that his dream is to finish his career at PSG.

Aurier played for PSG between 2014 and 2017. He’s currently under contract at Tottenham until 2022.

The Spurs defender said:

I would like to finish in Paris because it is the club of my heart.

For Paris, there is an incomplete feeling. It has been my club since I was a child, it was a dream for me to finish in Paris and it is not over.

If I can finish my career in Paris, it would be with pleasure. I could have stayed there all my career.

I’m PSG by far, it’s still my club and it won’t budge.

However, former PSG winger Jérome Rothen has laughed off Aurier’s comments, as reported by RMC Sport.

Rothen, who is now a pundit on French TV, hit back at suggestions that PSG would want Aurier back at the club:

There are always a lot of players who tell me (PSG) is the club of their heart… But I just have one thing to say to Serge Aurier: If PSG is the club of his heart, that makes me laugh.

When he put on the PSG jersey he was good at the start but then he got lost completely. 

If it’s the club of your heart, you don’t do what he did.

When he insulted the coach (Laurent Blanc), the club, his teammates, there is no more history of a ‘heart club’. 

Let him stop selling us the dream, at least to the supporters, pretending to say that it is the club of his heart.

When you were here, you were not exemplary. Now it’s over for you.

You won titles in Paris, you went to Tottenham.

He’s now on the downhill slope (at Spurs). I’ll stop there. 


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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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