After losing France’s Ligue 1 title to Lille in the 2020-21 season and exiting the Champions League in the semi-finals, Paris Saint-Germain appear to be making a statement of their goal of winning on both fronts with your activity transfer this summer.
The Spanish central defender has signed a two-year contract that runs until June 30, 2023.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 8, 2021
While the club has seen the return of Alessandro Florenzi on loan to Roma and the departure of young Mitchel Bakker, they have done some smart business by bringing in players like Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma for free while spending over € 60. million for the transfer of Achraf Hakimi to make up for his shortcomings on the right back.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 6, 2021
Having extended Neymar’s contract until late 2025PSG still faces the Kylian Mbappé issue and his reluctance to sign a new contract and would want to transfer the youngster this summer rather than lose him for free next summer if he makes it absolutely clear that he sees his future elsewhere.
Regardless, however, PSG continues to have problems elsewhere in the team, therefore FootTheBall It analyzes some names that can occupy these problematic positions for the Parisian club.
PRIORITY N ° 1 – BACK LEFT
IDEAL OPTION – THEO HERNANDEZ
The Frenchman starred in the Rossoneri when they came close to winning Serie A, but lost to Inter after an inconsistent second half of the season.
PSG already have Achraf Hakimi on one flank, but can they reward Theo Hernández with Milan on the other?
They are trying. 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/jxKEpWROxY
– 90min (@ 90min_Football) July 18, 2021
PSG have already gone shopping in Milan this summer, spending 70 million euros on Inter side Achraf Hakimi. And a raid on the red-black side of San Siro for the 23-year-old defender could be enough to make them the most feared side of Europe.
⚽ Most goal appearances by defenders in Serie A last season:
🥇 Robin Gosens – 17
🥈 Achraf Hakimi – 15
🥉 Theo Hernandez – 12
😯 PSG has already signed Hakimi and is now interested in Hernández … pic.twitter.com/0iybpDFrD3
– WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 14, 2021
Unlucky enough to miss out on the Eurocup squad, Hernández scored eight goals and assisted seven others for Milan this season in all competitions and, if he makes it to the French capital, he will bring much-needed vitality. vigor and new ideas with him to help strengthen the Paris club for the next season.
BUDGET OPTION – JOAKIM MAEHLE
The former Genk player was one of the key reasons during the club’s victory in the 2018-19 season and one of the Euro Cup players held back for a while. The winger, who often plays as a right back for his club, played on the left side of a five-man midfield throughout the European Championship and was a crucial part of their success, scoring two goals.
Joakim was a continuing threat to the opposition going forward and the event map above perfectly describes why. He had recorded 10 shots during Euro 2020. Maehle also made 11 successful dribbles in the tournament, the highest for any defense at EURO 2020. pic.twitter.com/uEyvxMZhj6
– bracelet (@armbandmedia) July 17, 2021
Maehle only joined Atalanta in January this year, after he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Belgium, so the Italian club is in a strong position in that regard should potential suitors emerge.
Maehle playing for Atalanta during the 2020-21 season. (Image courtesy: Series A / Website)
Inter Milan are looking for the Dane to replace Achraf Hakimi, who joined the Parisiens, but a quick offer of around € 30 million may be enough to steer him away from the Bergamo club.
FTB QUIRKY OPTION – ALEX TELLES
Alex Telles reached Manchester’s red half during the summer of 2020 and hoped to play a major role in the club’s rise to the top, but Luke Shaw’s resurgence in the 2020-21 season, in which he went on to become one . of, if not, the best winger in the world today, has seen the Brazilian limited to some appearances in the Cup and in the Europa League.
Telles will want to have some playing time and with PSG lacking a leading left-back, a transfer to Paris sounds ideal. (Image courtesy: Premier League / Website)
With that, there have been reports that there are some clubs lining up for the 28-year-old’s services, with Inter Milan at the top of that queue, but a good left-back is the need of the moment for Mauricio Pochettino. with Juan Bernat as the only option left after the departure of the young Mitchell Bakker and Layvin Kurzawa, who does not figure in the Argentine coach’s plans.
PRIORITY NO.2 – HOLGER
IDEAL OPTION – GABRIEL JESUS
It has been almost five years since Gabriel Jesus joined Manchester’s blue side, and the Brazilian had tried his best with Pep Guardiola to become the number one attacking option, but to no avail. Last season was seen as his first real shot at being the first option, but the Spanish manager’s new tactic in which he reinvented the role of the false nine has not helped in the case of the 24-year-old.
⏱️ Best minutes per goal ratio in the Premier League since 2016/17 (more than 50 starts):
1️⃣ Harry Kane – every 108.1 minutes
2️⃣ Sergio Agüero – 117.2 minutes
3️⃣ Mo Salah – 127.8 minutes
4️⃣ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 144.8 minutes
5️⃣ Gabriel Jesus – 148.6 minutes pic.twitter.com/apclVPDBVi
– WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 16, 2021
With Guardiola and Manchester City staring at Tottenham striker Harry Kane as the last piece of the puzzle, it seems likely that Jesus’ time in England is over for now. Although he can be used as a middleweight in the Kane deal, Juventus seems interested in the Brazilian and would like him to partner with Cristiano Ronaldo on top of the Old Lady. However, even there, he could face the playing time issue and a move to PSG could attract him further, as the Qatari-owned club is potentially looking to replace Mbappe if he leaves this season.
Jesus could also He asks for a signing from Manchester City to reactivate his career as a starting striker and PSG will be the ideal place. (Image courtesy: Premier League / Website)
Pochettino has seen Jesús play against him in La Liga and he would know a lot about what the forward can bring to a team full of talent. The Neymar factor also cannot be ruled out and a change of scenery could be attractive for him to make the move and prove himself elsewhere.
BUDGET OPTION – MOISE KEAN
Moise Kean was a breath of fresh air in Turin after leaving the Juventus academy in 2016. Kean surprised everyone after moving to Everton in 2019 for 28 million euros. But the move to Merseyside has not worked out for the Italian as expected, as he only managed two goals in 33 appearances in the first season.
Kean had been brilliant for PSG on loan last season and will be a good fit in attack if the transfer occurs. (Image courtesy: Ligue 1 / Twitter)
He surprised everyone again with his signing on loan from PSG for 2020-21 but, to his advantage, the maneuver turned out to be a success as he was able to rekindle his career at the Parisian club after scoring 17 goals in just 2,400 minutes. during all 41 games, he appeared in.
Moise Kean liked a post on the PSG fan account that says “FREE KEAN”…. 😑 pic.twitter.com/27xdLTOJrt
– Home of the blues (@evertonhub) July 16, 2021
He is a more likely option for the French giants than Jesus, as they like the way he looks alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappé in attack. With the Goodison Park team only looking for a sale and not a loan, Kean is worth around € 35 million and that price might not be a problem for the club.
FTB’S QUIRKY OPTION – CRISTIANO RONALDO
This is as peculiar as it sounds. Paris Saint-Germain can sign anyone in the world and who better than Cristiano Ronaldo as the focal point of an attack formed by Neymar and Mbappé. The Portuguese superstar, who is the top joint scorer in international soccer and the Champions League, will enter the final year of his four-year contract with Juventus this season and the elderly woman most likely wants to cash in on the player from 37 years. .
Ronaldo is still at the top of his game even after turning 37 this year and a transfer to PSG could see them lift that elusive Champions League title. (Image courtesy: Juventus / Twitter)
Since the Turin club is a long-time admirer of Mauro Icardi, the Parisian club may be looking to unload the Argentine, who has had some bad seasons during his time in the French capital, for Ronaldo, who is still on top of the play. And it could go on for another two or three seasons.