Soccer – Market – PSG
A few days before the official opening of the transfer window, PSG is upset behind the scenes. While Mauritius Pochettino’s future remains very uncertain, Leonardo will step down to Luis Campos as sports director. And the Portuguese leader knows the scope of the work that awaits him. Between buying and selling, summer at PSG promises heat. For analysis.
Before starting large maneuvers in the transmission window PSG he had to solve the future Kylian Mbappe whose contract expired on 30 June. And for good reason, the Paris strategy in the market could not be the same with or without the French striker, who eventually decided to extend his lease until 2025. Nasser Al-Khelaifi he can now accelerate his internal revolution with the anticipated arrival of Luis Campos as sports director, who will replace Leonard, who was removed from his post on the evening of the last day of Ligue 1. The future Mauricio Pochettino it also remains very uncertain. But everything should be done very quickly so that the club from the capital can activate in the market.
Several sales are expected … including Neymar
To start, PSG will try to downsize his workforce to breathe new life into his group. However, the Paris Club has not excelled in this area in recent years. This is also one of the reasons that forced Qatar to separate from Leonard, who himself acknowledged that it was not at the level of sales. Therefore, Antero Henrique can even help PSG. During his tenure as the sports director of the main club, the Portuguese made several good sales, such as those Yuri Berchiche onAthletic Bilbao or Javier Pastor onAS Roma. Still the sports director of the Qatar Championship, Antero Henrique should therefore help PSG sell more junk, which allows Luis Campos focus on labor restructuring. With this in mind, several players are concerned, namely Julian Draxler, Thilo Kerher, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba, Mauro Icardi or Leandro Paredes. In addition, several months before the World Cup, several of them could agree to leave to find time to play, and in the end the most difficult case will be Neymar. Qatar will be open to bids for their number 10, but finding a way out will not be easy either Antero Henrique.
How best to support Mbappé?
But Luis Campos he will have a job too. And for good reason, an overhaul of the workforce with a clear date is expected, namely the recruitment of players so that we think primarily of the team. The strategy should change to end the bling-bling recruitment with the stars at the end of the contract. From this point of view it is PSG will look for several reinforcements to the center of the advance, a sector that has been failing since leaving Thiago Motta and Blaise Matuidi. Several names are already circulating, such asAurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco), for which a new battle is being fought with Real Madrid. At the end of the contract Manchester United, Paul Pogba also talk about it. However, Luis Campos may activate new files in the coming days. Especially since it will also be necessary to find a successor Angel Di Maria who went to freedom. Track leading to Ousmane Dembélé it does not appear to be internally uniform. Finally a competitor for Ashraf Hakimias well as the central defender, especially in the case of leaving Diallo and Kehrer, will be expected. In short, it will move PSG this summer.
Luis Campos’ first meeting in the transfer period at PSG. pic.twitter.com/FCSeKczj65
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