For this summer, PSG intends to improve its team as its president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi confided in the columns of the newspaper L’Équipe. After the Italian market, Leonardo, the sporting director of the Parisian club, now wants to hunt on the side of England.
Pochettino has inquired about Bielsa
If the names of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are regularly associated with Paris Saint-Germain for several weeks, Leonardo and Mauricio Pochettino are also scanning other horizons to get their hands on a new central defender. And according to The Mirror newspaper, the coach of the capital club has approached his counterpart at Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa, to inquire about a player he had under his command on loan during the 2019-2020 season: Ben White.
Under contract until 2024 with Brighton, the 23-year-old defender appeals to the Parisian coach who would like to have him in his squad this summer. Convinced by the testimony of Marcelo Bielsa, Pochettino has asked Leonardo to recruit the English international. But the deal is not at all easy for the PSG recruitment boss.
Mercato PSG : Leonardo enters the race for Ben White
Indeed, the Mirror explains that Paris Saint-Germain is not the only candidate to sign Ben White. In England, Mikel Arteta, the coach of Arsenal, is also interested in the native of Poole. In fact, the Gunners have already made a first offer of 40 million euros, but refused by Brighton, which expects much more for his player.
“It is understood that the Seagulls will only consider offers above £50 million (€58M) for the English defender,” said Sarah Rendell, the journalist of the British daily. Ben White is in the middle of the European Championship with the Three Lions and is not expected to make a decision about his future before the end of the tournament.
To be continued…