Unai Emery, the Paris Saint-Germain coach, has said that his team is steadily learning how to play without their former star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic left the team on a free transfer for Manchester United over the summer and speaking with journalists on Wednesday Emery said that his players have had to learn how to cope without the striker.
When asked if the club needs a new star player Emery said that if they do then the club is ready to pay for one.
There are reports that PSG unsuccessfully tried to bring lure Neymar from Barcelona over the summer and the club’s director of football Patrick Kluivert has already said that they will be very active in the January transfer market.
Emery also revealed that Layvin Kurzawa’s recovery from a groin injury is not progressing as hoped and said that “it is not looking good for the moment” in terms of avoiding a potential operation.
However, he said that they will continue to assess the situation over the next few weeks as they want him to be able to play a few games to help the team before the international break.
Last season midfielder Marco Verratti had a similar injury and went through months of trying to recover without surgery. However, in the end the Italy international had to have surgery and missed Euro 2016 as a result.
Also missing from the team at the moment is Javier Pastore due to a knee injury that he picked up in the 2 – 0 win over Nantes and Blaise Matuidi was also absent this week as he was tired after the Lyon match. The team are also expecting to be without Adrien Rabiot for the rest of 2016 after he picked up a thigh injury when he made his senior debut for France during the last international break.