The PSG directors, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo, continue their mercato. After the first big moves, it is now a world champion who would be ready to join the staff of Mauricio Pochettino this summer.
PSG Mercato: Leonardo prepares a sneaky move
After officially announcing the arrival of Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, at the end of his contract with Liverpool, and the upcoming arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma (free after the end of his lease at AC Milan) and waiting for the imminent agreement for the former captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, without forgetting the transfer completed with Inter Milan for Achraf Hakimi against a check of 70 million euros, Paris Saint-Germain continues to scrutinize the market in search of good opportunities. And the latest news is that a world champion could be the fifth recruit of PSG. Indeed, according to information from the Foot Mercato website, Paul Pogba is in favor of a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain during this summer mercato. The journalist Santi’FM explains that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi recently met with Mino Raiola, the agent of the French international.
“The two parties discussed the conditions of a possible transfer this summer, between salaries and bonuses requested as well as the various commissions. The positions have also come closer between the two clans. In search of an additional reinforcement in this sector, PSG has therefore collected all the parameters of this case, “says the sports media. Still according to the same source, “Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo, respectively president and sporting director of the Francilian club, have already exchanged with Paul Pogba to present him their sports project. The latter is interested in the idea of playing in Paris, where he would find his partners Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappé, or the Brazilian Neymar, all of whom are in favor of his arrival. “
PSG could therefore offer his coach Mauricio Pochettino a charming trio in midfield with Georginio Wijnaldum, Marco Verratti and Paul Pogba. But it will already be necessary to manage to convince Manchester United to release the 2018 world champion from his last year of contract.
The huge condition set for the transfer of Pogba
The editor of the media Notebooks of Africa, Abdellah Boulma, confirms the negotiations between Paris SG and the Red Devils‘ midfielder. However, the sports journalist says that the French vice-champion will have to make some efforts in order to achieve this big move. “There is a mutual interest between PSG and Pogba: the negotiations have started with Raiola, but the emoluments of the French international are currently an obstacle to his potential arrival. PSG must reduce its workforce and its wage bill,” said Abdellah Boulma on Twitter.
The daily Le Parisien thus announces that Leonardo is preparing a huge sweep of the Red and Blue to aim for a balanced budget and finance the arrival of the pick. Thilo Kehrer, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera should therefore no longer be part of Pochettino’s team next season.