The summer transfer window is about to get a lot more interesting thanks to UEFA announcing there will be no further Financial Fair Play restrictions placed upon Paris Saint-Germain.
L’Equipe: PSG no longer limited to a €60m budget, selling to buy not absolutely necessary & 21-man UCL squad limit also to be lifted.
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) July 1, 2015
For many PSG supporters, including yours truly, the lack of activity this summer has been frustrating but that’s all about to change. With the dark cloud that is FFP no longer looming over the club, they are free to pursue the big names that we all want to see at the Parc de Princes.
Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel Di Maria, are just a few of the names rumored to be on PSG’s radar. For me though, Pogba has to be the priority. He is a once-in-a-generation player who grew up in Paris and possesses the ability to play any role in the midfield. His arrival would be the biggest signing of the Qatar Sports Investments-era and would send shockwaves throughout Europe.
Here’s the catch though, it might take more than money to pry Pogba from Juventus. Andrea Pirlo is basically a New York City FC player and Arsenal are reportedly after Arturo Vidal. The Turin club could hardly afford to lose those two, Pogba, and Carlos Tevez, who is off to Boca Juniors, all in one summer.
In order to land Pogba from the Italian champions, PSG may have to part ways with a large sum of cash and Marco Verratti. The midfield maestro had a stellar season last year where achieved an unbelievable 92% pass accuracy and seeing him leave would be difficult to stomach for most supporters but it’s a move I would endorse. Without Verratti, PSG would still have Blaise Matuidi, Javier Pastore, Thiago Motta, and Adrien Rabiot, to pair with Pogba, easily making the capital club’s midfield one of the best in Europe.
What are your thoughts? Would you give up Verratti for Pogba? Let us know in the comment section or send us a tweet @PSGTalk.