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PSG transfer window priorities: Mbappe could sideline Neymar; Al-Khelaifi says the era of ‘bling-bling’ is over

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Paris Saint-Germain is likely to be one of the busiest European clubs this summer with a new era overseen by Luis Campos Y Christopher Galtier after Kylian Mbappé extended his contract Y Mauricio Pochettino was dismissed along with Leonardo. Nuno Mendes has already been permanently insured with window is expected to continue from FC Port Y Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan as much as Renato Sanches of Lille OSC and the stadium RheimsHugo Ekitike all of interest.

“The dream is one thing and the reality is another,” Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien of this summer’s changes. “Maybe we should change our tagline because ‘Dream Bigger’ is good, but we need to be realistic above all else. We don’t want to be flashy and flashy anymore, no more glitter. We’ve done great things for 11 years, but every year we wonder how to be better.

“I can tell you that we expect all the players to do more than last season, much more,” added the Qatari. “They all have to be 100%. Obviously, we weren’t good enough to go far. The objective for next season is clear and it is to go 200% every day, give everything for the shirt, give the maximum and see the results. We have to be humble again. You have to be disciplined on and off the field and whoever wants to stay in their comfort zone and not fight should be left aside. We want players proud to represent psg and ready to fight.”

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We break down PSG’s squad and look ahead to this summer.

PSG goalkeeper perspective

  • To stay: Gianluigi Donnarumma
  • Departure: Alfonso Areola, Marcin Bulka Y Alexander Letellier
  • Uncertain: Keylor Navas Y Sergio Rico
  • Loan Option: denis franchi

If any club in Europe doesn’t need another goalkeeper, it’s PSG. With so many good quality options on the books, it stands to reason that this summer is more about establishing a recognized hierarchy rather than bringing in anyone else. Whether it’s Navas or Donnarumma, Galtier needs to pick a clear No. 1 option and his backup should be happy to fill that role. Rico has done it in the past, but neither the Costa Rican nor the Italian will be happy to share time once again.

ideal move: Identify a clear tee shot cap, its support, and potentially set clear expectations around playing time. If that means moving multiple players and bringing in a reserve goalkeeper who accepts that will be his role, then so be it. However, between Navas and Donnarumma, there is already enough starting quality.

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PSG defense perspective

  • To stay: MarquinhosAchraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes
  • Departure: Layvin Kurzawa Y Colin Dagba
  • Uncertain: Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Ramos, Thilo Kehrer, Abdu Diallo Y Juan Bernat
  • Loan Option: The Chadaille Bitshiabu
  • Market objective: Milan Skriniar

ideal move: In this position, only Marquinhos is really guaranteed to remain in central defence, while right and left backs are two rare positions that should be established for next season at least in terms of their starters. Some peripheral figures could move from uncertainty to exit, while Kimpembe should logically remain and Ramos’ experience and leadership could be seen as vital by Galtier and Campos.

PSG midfield perspective

  • To stay: Marco Verratti
  • Departure: Angel Di Maria Y Rafinha
  • Uncertain: Leandro Paredes, Daniel Pereira, Georginio Wijnaldum, Andrew Herrera, julian draxler, Idrissa GueyeEric Junior Dinah Ebimbe and Pablo Sarabia
  • Loan Options: Xavi Simon, Edward Michut, Ishmael Garby Y Nathan Bitumazala
  • Market objectives: Vitinha, Renato Sanchez and Seko Fofana

This is the main area that requires Campos’ attention this summer. Vitinha and Sanches’ first moves could give the unit a new look, but much will depend on who ultimately moves with even Paredes unsure despite PSG adding an extra year to his contract via One option. Verratti being the only figure guaranteed to stay makes sense given that the team’s midfield often feels like the Italian alone.

“Luis Campos will focus on the first team,” Al-Khelaifi explained. “We want to discover new talent and new markets. We have to explore new directions and find players who are proud to be in Paris playing for the club and here just for football. We will create an advisory committee. It will be a council of five to seven high-ranking figures. level in love with PSG, people with ideas willing to help with their experience”.

ideal move: A deadwood purge in this position is a must, as many of the youngsters also need more playing time. Once again of course, a midfielder like RC LensSeko Fofana might appeal depending on the price.

PSG Attacking Perspective

  • To stay: Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi
  • Departure: Mauro Icardi
  • Uncertain: neymar Y Arnaud Kalimuendo
  • Loan Option: kenny nagera
  • Market objective: Hugo Ekitike

Only Mbappé and Messi are really guaranteed to be part of PSG’s attacking planning for next season, but Neymar could change that given how difficult it will be to move him and how a new mindset could make him something new. signature. Icardi is being pushed towards the exit, while Kalimuendo could move on after impressing Lens while Ekitike is in the crosshairs.

“My goal for the next few years is to have only Parisian players in the team,” Al-Khelaifi said of the French talent. “There is so much talent in our region. The best players in our region deserve to play for PSG. It will take time, but it is a goal. We want players who love the club, love to fight and love to win. We want this mentality to spread throughout the club”.

ideal move: Some clarity on Neymar’s future and whether he can be counted on is vital as it would transform the look of this attack. Life after Messi will need to be planned beyond this season and Mbappé is now the main player around whom PSG will be built. A versatile young attacker with great potential but already performing at a good level would make more sense.

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