In the hunt for the Champions League title, Paris Saint-Germain has strengthened itself with several top-class players this summer. The bloated team now has to be thinned out and income generated. SPOX and Goal do the squad check.
Unfinished – that would probably best describe Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s time as president and financier of Paris Saint-Germain. Since the entry of his Qatari investor group in 2011, people in the French capital have been waiting eagerly to win the Champions League.
In 2020 they lost the final against FC Bayern Munich, in the previous year the semi-finals were over. In order to finally be able to take the last step, PSG did not hold back with transfers this summer and brought in some top-class players. More could follow, but to do this, the bloated squad must first be thinned out and income generated.
39 players are currently on the payroll, over ten players are expected to leave the club this summer, because transfer revenues are elementary. Background: The “Direction Nationale du Controle de Gestion” controls the finances on behalf of Ligue 1. PSG had loud there L’Equipe stated that they wanted to raise 150 million euros through sales in the summer. Currently there are only seven. SPOX and goal do the squad check.
Eight (!) Goalkeepers are currently under contract with PSG, a symbol of the bloated squad of coach Mauricio Pochettino. Gianluigi Donnarumma comes to Paris as an EM hero – and could be the undisputed number one over the next few years.
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The same applies to Sergio Rico, who came from Sevilla FC for six million euros in 2020. Granada and Besiktas show interest in the 27-year-old, those responsible want to sell Rico, but do not make any negative business.
The next goalkeeper to drop off is Alphonse Areola, who was loaned out to Fulham last season. The hottest track leads to the French again in the Premier League, West Ham is said to want to sign the 28-year-old.
Alexandre Letellier was number three last season and could stay that way because of his experience. The talents Marcin Bulka, Garissone Innocent and Denis Franchi are candidates for a loan or sale.