Luis Campos and Antero Henrique have laid down a list of 11 names who will have to leave PSG this summer. Enough to build an entire team, or almost!
The arrival of Luis Campos at PSG is a bit like a Steve Jobs slogan: “It’s a revolution, we have to change everything!” » With a view to finally bringing the Champions League back to Paris, the new PSG football adviser knows that it will be necessary to reshape a workforce in which many players no longer have any role to play. To do this big cleaning, at least 11 players will not be selected this summer with, in addition, a few possible surprises!
A departure or the loft for the undesirables
We will therefore have to be particularly attentive to follow the Paris transfer window this summer! Still without formalizing its new coach, PSG must work in parallel to develop its workforce for next season. In charge of the big cleaning, Antero Henrique thus has a list of 11 names to find ways out. In this list, players like Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, Abdou Diallo, Colin Dagba and Keylor Navas shouldn’t have much trouble finding a new club even if some, like the Costa Rican goalkeeper, don’t necessarily want to leave. . Leandro Paredes is already on his way to Juventus, even if the two clubs are struggling to reach an agreement on the amount of the transfer.
However, the situation risks being more complicated for profiles such as Mauro Icardi, Layvin Kurzawa or Ander Herrera. The Argentinian is entangled in his personal problems and it’s hard to see a club interested in him this summer. Regarding Layvin Kurzawa or Ander Herrera, it is above all the desire not to leave a juicy contract that leaves PSG very little room for maneuver. For Thilo Kherer and Julian Draxler, who are also part of Antero Henrique’s “black list”, the situation is more blurred. The German defender is under contract until June 2023 and could choose to leave the club free at the end of his commitment. His compatriot is not closed to a departure, but again, his high salary is a blocking factor. In any case, if a situation is not found this summer for these players, Luis Campos will not hesitate to set up a loft which risks being one of the best furnished in the history of football!
In addition to its undesirables, PSG will remain attentive to any offer on other players in the workforce and can make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Xavi Simmons, for example, will extend his contract at the club before being loaned abroad to harden up. Good surprises as was the case for Alphonse Areola with West Ham can also intervene. The Presnel Kimpembe file has also been discussed internally since his recent statements and the interest shown by Real Madrid.
There remains the most thorny file currently at PSG: that of Neymar. The Parisian leaders are ready to let go of the Brazilian for an estimated amount of 50 million euros. A floor price which does not make us forget the huge salary of the player and which leaves few suitors on the market. If Neymar stays, it will be very interesting to see the treatment that will be reserved for him in a PSG or the “bling-bling, it’s over” dixit Nasser Al-Khelaïfi… And in this case, all eyes will inevitably be on the new coach.