24th & Parc Podcast: Zlatan to South America?

Jon Olangi and Eduardo Razo return to discuss the possibility of Zlatan packing his bags and leaving MLS.

The last time we heard from the 24th & Parc crew, Neymar Jr. had yet to feature in a match for Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019-20 campaign. It’s fair to say a lot has happened in the world of PSG both on and off the pitch since then.

On this episode, Jon Olangi and Eduardo Razo cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. There’s the matter of which city serves the best tacos in the United States (it’s Los Angeles) and the new third kit PSG revealed prior to the RC Strasbourg match. There’s no denying the throwback jersey is clean but does the collar ruin it from being an all-time favorite?

Olangi and Razo then discuss how Ligue 1 is broadcasted around the world. The production value simply doesn’t match other leagues and with the recent news that the Bundesliga will be moving to ESPN+, you have to wonder when someone will rescue Ligue 1 from beIN Sports and show the French league the love and attention it deserves. Can you say live heat maps!?

Then, there’s a topic several PSG Talk contributors were eager to share their thoughts on and that’s the criticism directed toward Neymar for his failure to learn to speak French while at Paris Saint-Germain. While some ESPN FC pundits call it disrespectful, Olangi and Razo and a much different take.

FIFA 20 dropped after months of anticipation but fans of Juventus FC will be disappointed to learn that their team is not featured in the game, well, kind of. Is this a trend that we may see in future games and is this the best strategy for Pro Evolution Soccer to gain a foothold in the market?

Juventus isn’t the only team left out of FIFA, Atlético Boca Juniors and River Plate also signed deals with the maker of PES and go by fictional names in the game. Fans of South American football will surely dislike this change but there is a giant Zlatan-sized that could potentially be heading their way according to Goal. Boca board member Jorge Anro believes that there is interest on both sides and that a deal could actually happen. It’s no secret that the former PSG striker is not a fan of Major League Soccer and the atmosphere of South American football could entice the 37-year-old to challenge himself in a new league.

The show wraps up with our duo talking about the craziest things they’ve seen on Twitter the past few weeks, including Serie A’s racial abuse issues.

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Posted by Ed

Ed is the founder of PSG Talk. When he's not blogging about Paris Saint-Germain he's usually in the backyard practicing his Zlatan scorpion kicks.