After years of attracting superstar talents to the French capital, Paris Saint-Germain has reversed its strategy and is preparing to head in a new direction with an unquestioned leader on the pitch.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ten and Lee Davey to discuss the shocking news that Kylian Mbappé was reinstated into the squad, Neymar Jr. is reportedly on his way out of the squad, and additional transfer business the club could complete before the close of the transfer window.
Up first, it’s the newcomer Ten who shares how he became a PSG supporter before delivering his thoughts on Neymar reportedly agreeing to a transfer to Al-Hilal of the Saudi Pro League. I ask whether he believes Neymar will go down as a club legend and how PSG can go about replacing what he provided on the pitch.
Neymar to Al Hilal, here we go! 🚨🔵🇸🇦
After new huge bid revealed two days ago, documents are now approved by all parties involved.
Ney will travel to Saudi this week.
Two year contract.
PSG set to receive bit less than €100m fee.
Medical to be completed today. pic.twitter.com/R6zR5glroe
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 14, 2023
Next, Lee Davey of talkSPORT and Ligue1.com joins the show. I get his thoughts on Mbappé returning to the PSG squad at the same time Neymar is being pushed out. I also ask how PSG can get leverage in the next round of contract negotiations if Mbappé is open to a new deal with the reigning French champions. Lee also shares his expectations for PSG this season and additional signings the club could make.
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