Former Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler signed for PSG this summer. A large portion of the Valencia fan base was disappointed by this move. As the Valencia man has pledged loyalty to his hometown club several times.
However, in a recent interview, Soler has revealed the management did not offer him a long-term contract. It is for the lack of this trust that he decided to leave Spain for Paris.
“I was ultimately requesting a long-term contract because I wanted to be committed for the rest of my life. From age 25 to 33, 34, or 35, Valencia would remain a constant in my life. The club, however, has a policy that prohibits signing contracts that are longer than six years. I had other ideas, and the club never came close to providing the number of years I requested, therefore this agreement was not completed,” Soler told SuperDeporte.
“I would have preferred an eight-, nine-, or ten-year contract. In this regard, I asked the club whether it was acceptable in Spain. Since it was their choice and they may not have given it much thought, I can’t hold it against them either.
“In fact, in the final weeks of this window, I went to meet with Gattuso and Layhoon. To find out whether there would be a change or if I would have to look for another way out. Since I didn’t want to leave for free. When the offer from Paris was prepared on the final day of the market, he instructed me to meet with Peter. When I did, they sent me their offer, which was identical to the previous one. They tried, but the circumstances weren’t close to what I desired and there was no margin,” added the former Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler.