For her, it was double jeopardy. Kheira Hamraoui, attacked with iron bars on November 4, 2021, returning from a dinner in "cohesion" with the women's section of PSG, had also been excluded from the professional group by the club, which forced her to train alone. Tuesday, September 20, after failing to transfer her to another club, PSG announced their "provision of the coach". The player's lawyers prefer, for their part, talk about "reintegration" in the professional group.
This sporting twist comes at the heart of the legal case. Wednesday, September 21, his ex-teammate Aminata Diallo, indicted for “aggravated violence” and " conspiracy " has an appointment with a judge of freedoms and detention who will have to determine if she remains, or name, imprisoned in the remand center of Versailles (Yvelines).
Amicable termination proposal
Sidelined from the professional group since the resumption, on July 20, Kheira Hamraoui trained alone, with a physical trainer made available by the club, which wanted to find a solution for him before the closing of the transfer market, on July 20. september.
In the absence of an agreement with another formation, PSG has chosen to reintegrate it into the professional workforce. The former Barcelona player is now available to technician Gérard Prêcheur – whom she has already met in Lyon – for league and Coupe de France matches.
" The club said Kheira was reinstated as the transfer window was officially closed and she couldn't find a club. But that's not it at all. I took no steps and no research to find a new base for him,” accurate to World his agent, Sonia Souid.
Joined a few days earlier, the club assured for its part that it had done everything to find a way out for the international tricolor. Loan offers had been made from European clubs such as Juventus Turin and Manchester United. PSG had also offered him an amicable termination of his contract.
But the player's entourage, determined to honor the last year of the contract which ends in June 2023, never followed up on these offers. PSG claims to have come up against a " wall " during the negotiation phase.
“A big management job” for PSG
Kheira Hamraoui had already been sidelined on April 23, after his altercation in training with Sandy Baltimore, on the eve of a Champions League semi-final first leg against Lyon. This pass of arms had also involved the Parisians Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidatou Diani, who came to do battle with Kheira Hamraoui, who has never played in an official match since.
Hamraoui, 39 selections in the France team, will now have to find his place in a team which has already started the season with a largely remodeled workforce. In addition to new coach Gérard Prêcheur, the group has recorded numerous departures and several arrivals, notably in midfield, with the signings of Dutchman Jackie Groenen and Oriane Jean-François, respectively from Manchester United and Paris CF. A way for the Parisian staff to turn the page on a 2021-2022 season marked by the affair of aggression and internal quarrels which have deeply divided the locker room.
“Kheira is not at all in a state of resentment and revenge. She really wants to turn this page and write a new one. On his side, there will be no problem. We don't expect anything from Mme Katoto or from Mme Diani, who behaved badly with her, but for sure there will be a lot of management work to do on the PSG side, " adds Sonia Souid, who recalls that the club has never shown the slightest sign of support for its player since the start of the affair.
And if the Hamraoui clan has expressed its " mistrust " and hopes for healthy competition, the club, in full preparation for its Champions League play-off first leg against Sweden's Hacken, Wednesday September 21, is not very specific on the terms of its return and its future role in the group. Paris-Saint-Germain deny the idea of any pressure related to the case. "The solution was not found during the transfer market, so end of the transfer window, and return to the group with the availability of the coach", sum up at the club. No element on the wishes of Gérard Prêcheur or the reaction of certain players have filtered.
The one who had a “almost zero chance”, according to PSG, to put on the Parisian tunic a few days ago could find playing time during the season. One thing is certain: it will not be for the great European debut of Paris against the Swedish formation of Hacken.
The triple winner of the Champions League with Lyon and Barcelona was not included on the list of players authorized to play in the continental event. It could however be registered, in the event of qualification, in the group stage, UEFA authorizing two changes.