Parisian leaders intend to take advantage of the next summer transfer window to see several players who have become unwanted leave.
Giorginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi and Nuno Mendes: the PSG did very well last summer in the transfer market. The summer transfer window nonetheless left a taste of unfinished business among Parisian leaders. Consequence of their inability to experience the same success in the direction of departures. While several players were clearly pushed out, the capital club had to be content with the sole sale of Mitchel Bakker (€ 7 million) and a few loans (Pablo Sarabia, Arnaud Kalimuendo, Timothée Pembélé).
But Leonardo, judged as the first responsible for this failure, hopes to make up for it this winter. According to Foot Mercato, the priority of PSG in January will indeed be to lighten a workforce where most positions are doubled, or even tripled. So seven players would be pushed out: Sergio Rico, helmed by Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma, Layvin Kurzawa, who clearly no longer fits the plans of Mauricio Pochettino, Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer, condemned to play blanket in central defense , Rafinha, who has not even been registered on the list of players who can play in the Champions League, Leandro Paredes, whose departure would be synonymous with a nice check, and Mauro Icardi, reduced to the bare minimum behind the MNM.
There are 40 players, but none want to go
However, the task does not look easy for Leonardo and his teams. Blame it on the contracts enjoyed by the Parisian players and which do not encourage them to want to change air even though they have no say in the Red and Blue. “There are 40 players, but none of them want to go away, even if they don’t play, we stay because we are too good at PSG. If I was there, everyone would be on the grill. If I pay you and you don’t give me the maximum, you can’t stay ”, explained Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Italian press for this purpose.
While PSG hopes to complete three of these cases, a wave of departures would also reassure young Parisian shoots – Simons, Michut … – who have not seen anything since the start of the season and wonder about their future in the capital.