Determined to win the Champions League this year, PSG has gone to great lengths with a summer transfer window that already deserves its place in the Pantheon.
Since the arrival of Qatar, Paris Saint-Germain is used to animating the transfer period, but this year Nasser al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo have outdone themselves again. Well helped by the lifting of restrictions related to financial fair play, the capital club has spent, of course, but not without counting. In total, PSG will have spent “only” 70 million euros in transfer fees to bring Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. This Tuesday, the French club also paid 7 million euros to obtain the loan – with a purchase option of 40 million € – of his leaning to the left, the young Portuguese Nuno Mendes.
But in addition to his two arrivals, PSG signed Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) and Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) for free, all at the end of the contract. The last city will remain perhaps the biggest transfer in the history of football, the six-time Ballon d’Or leaving his club of hearts after 21 years. A transfer which, like that of the emblematic captain of Real Madrid or the best player of Euro 2021, proves a little more the ambitions in the Champions League of Paris Saint-Germain.
In addition to these 6 new faces, each as impressive as the next, we cannot miss the soap opera Kylian Mbappé. Because if the French still wants to join Real Madrid, he will be well aligned alongside Messi and Neymar this season in Paris. And in view of his performance last weekend against Reims (2 goals), Mbappé is on track to achieve an extraordinary farewell season. In short, it is difficult to find a fault with this transfer window of the PSG, if it is not on the side of the departures where the club has not managed to degrease as it wished.