Van der Wiel slams Paris Saint-Germain exit claims

The Netherlands international has quashed talk of him seeking an exit from the club, and is concentrating on the title with the Ligue 1 leaders

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Gregory van der Wiel has rubbished rumours which suggest he could leave the French capital club.

The 25-year-old has struggled to displace Christophe Jallet from the first team, and was left on the bench for the majority of his side’s Champions League quarter-final clashes with Barcelona.

But the former Ajax star, who signed for Carlo Ancelotti’s ambitious outfit last summer, has made it clear he intends to stay put at the Parc des Princes.

“I do not see why I should leave,” Van der Wiel insisted to gathered reporters. “I have a contract expiring in 2016 and play for a great team.

“I’ll stay in Paris, and take great pleasure from playing here. I came from the Netherlands, where the philosophy is different, and I needed to adjust my game to French football.

“I learned a lot and grew up at PSG, and today I am at my best.”

Les Parisiens travel to Evian on Sunday eager to avenge their Coupe de France exit at the hands of the minnows, and the defender has demanded a good performance to help sew up the Ligue 1 title.

“Of course we also want to make up for that poor performance in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. It’s an extra motivation,” he concluded.

“Sunday’s match is very important. We will obviously be doing everything we can to close in on the title.”

The capital outfit currently sit six points ahead of fellow contenders Marseille with a game in hand.

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