Paris Saint-Germain transfer priorities: Mbappe could make Neymar an outcast. Al-Khelaifi says the era of “bling bling” is over

Paris Saint-Germain is likely to be one of Europe’s busiest clubs this summer with a new era to oversee Luis Campos And the Christopher Galtier after, after Kylian Mbappe extended his contract And the Mauricio Pochettino was fired with Leonardo. Nuno Mendes It is already secured on a permanent basis with Vitinha Expected to follow from FC Porto And the Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan Beside Renato Sanchez from Lille OSC de stadium ReimsHugo Eketique All the attention.

“A dream is one thing, reality is another.” Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien about the changes this summer. “Maybe we should change our slogan because ‘dream bigger’ is good, but we have to be realistic above everything else. We don’t want to be flashy and dazzling anymore – no more glamour. We’ve done great things for 11 years, but every year we ask ourselves How to be better.

“I can tell you that we expect all the players to do more than last season – much more than that,” the Qatari added. “They should all be at 100%. Obviously we weren’t good enough to go far. The goal for next season is clear that we get to 200% every day, give everything for the shirt, give the maximum and see the results. We have to be humble once in a while. Others You have to be disciplined both on and off the field and anyone who wants to stay in their comfort zone and not fight will be turned away We want the players to be proud to represent them Paris Saint-Germain And ready to fight.”

We break down the PSG squad and look forward to this summer.

The goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain

  • stay: Gianluigi Donnarumma
  • Departure: Alphonse Areola Marcin Polka And the Alexander Littler
  • Uncertain: Keylor Navas And the Sergio Rico
  • Loan option: Denis Franchi

If any team in Europe does not need another goalkeeper, it is PSG. With so many good quality options on the books, it makes more sense that this summer would revolve around creating an acknowledged hierarchy rather than bringing everyone else into it. Whether it’s Navas or Donnarumma, Galtier needs to pick the obvious first choice and their choice Backup should be happy to fill that role. Rico has done this in the past, but neither the Costa Rican nor the Italian will be happy to share time again.

The perfect step: Define a clear start stop, back it up, and potentially set clear expectations regarding game time. If that means moving several players and bringing in a backup goalkeeper who accepts that it’s their turn, so be it. However, between Navas and Donnarumma, there is already enough starting quality.

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Paris Saint-Germain defense look

  • stay: MarquinhosAchraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes
  • Departure: Levin Kurzawa And the Colin Dagba
  • Uncertain: Presnel KimpembeAnd the Sergio RamosAnd the Thelo KahrerAnd the Abdo Diallo And the Juan Bernat
  • Loan option: Shadael Pichiabo
  • Market target: Milan Skriniar

The perfect step: In this position, only Marquinhos ensures that he stays in the center of the defense while the right and left side are two rare positions that should be determined for next season, at least from the start. Few of the fringe characters can go from uncertain to leaving while Kimpembe must be kept logical and Ramos’ experience and leadership can be considered vital by Galtier and Campos.

Paris Saint-Germain midfield predictions

  • stay: Marco Verratti
  • Departure: Angel Di Maria And the Ravinia
  • Uncertain: Leandro ParedesAnd the Danilo PereiraAnd the Georginio WijnaldumAnd the Ander HerreraAnd the Julian DraxlerAnd the Idrissa JoyEric junior Dina Ibembe and Pablo Sarabia
  • Loan options: Xavi SimmonsAnd the Edward MischotAnd the Ismael Gharbi And the Nathan Petomazala
  • Market Objectives: Vitinha, Renato Sanchez and Seiko Fofana

This is the main area that will require Campos’ attention this summer. The early moves of Vitinha and Sanches could give the unit a new look, but a lot will depend on who gets transferred in the end with Paredes not being safe despite PSG adding an extra year to his deal via an option. With Verratti being the only number guaranteed to stay, it 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 will be proud to have in Paris playing for the club and only here for football. We will set up an advisory committee. It will be a board of five to seven high-level personalities who are in love with PSG. People with ideas and ready to help. in their experience.

The perfect step: Clearing dead wood in this mode is essential while increasing the playtime many little ones need as well. Once more clearly, a midfielder like RC lensSeko Fofana can appeal depending on the price.

Paris Saint-Germain attack predictions

  • stay: Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi
  • Departure: Mauro Icardi
  • Uncertain: Neymar And the Arno Kalimundo
  • Loan option: Kenny Najira
  • Market target: Hugo Eketique

It’s really guaranteed that only Mbappe and Messi will be part of PSG’s attack plan going forward next season, but Neymar could change that given how difficult it is to move forward and how a new mindset can turn him into something new. Signature. Icardi is pushed toward the exit while Kalimuendo can be allowed to move on after admiring Lens while Ekitike is being watched.

“My goal in the coming years is to have only Parsi players in the team,” Al-Khelaifi said of a French talent. “There is a lot of talent in our area. The best players in our area 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.”

The perfect step: Some clarity regarding Neymar’s future and whether he can be relied upon is vital as he will change how this attack appears. Planning for life after Messi after this season will be essential and Mbappe is now the key player PSG will build around him. A versatile young striker with high potential but already performing at a good level would be the best.