I know I probably shouldn’t be helping Premier League clubs better their teams but that’s just the kind of guy I am. I also don’t mind Paris Saint-Germain taking their money either as several of these clubs are as desperate as it gets at the moment.
The January transfer window opens in a little over a week and clubs that have underperformed will be scrambling to sign players who can provide a boost throughout the second half of the season. Several Premier League sides are in this situation.
With that in mind, here are the players PSG could afford to move on and the English teams that I believe could use their services the most. You’re welcome.
Thomas Meunier: Chelsea FC
Meunier’s contract runs out at the end of the season and while Meunier wants to stay in Paris, I don’t see a future for him at Paris Saint-Germain. He’s just not the right player to fit into Thomas Tuchel’s system.
So, who could use an experienced, attack-minded right-back? Well, Meunier had the opportunity to join Everton FC last summer but he declined the move because he wanted to stay at PSG and Merseyside club couldn’t offer UEFA Champions League football.
It’s clear Meunier cares about a cosmopolitan city and European football, so with that in mind, I believe Chelsea FC is the right fit for the Belgium international. He has the experience necessary to help guide Frank Lampard’s young squad in the Champions League and could provide competition and cover for 30-year-old César Azpilicueta.
Layvin Kurzawa: Tottenham Hotspur
No club loves PSG castaways quite like Spurs. Giovani Lo Celso, Serge Aurier, and Lucas Moura are all former PSG players who currently reside in North London, so why not add one more?
At 27-years-old, Kurzawa would add a lot of attacking potential to José Mourinho squad and at a market value of €15 million, per Transfermarkt, he would cost considerably less than the €25 million PSG paid AS Monaco in 2015 according to Bleacher Report.
In 2018, Paris United, via Get French Football News, reported that Spurs inquired about the services of the Frenchman but a transfer never materialized. Recently, it was reported that several other teams are rumored to be interested in signing Kurzawa in January and he is keen to leave but only if an acceptable offer comes in.
Leandro Paredes: Newcastle United
Paredes has been playing really well lately for PSG so if the Argentine is to leave, a Premier League club is going to have to really want him and make a substantial offer. PSG did pay €40 million for him after all (The Guardian).
While he hasn’t lived up to that price tag, Paredes does have a lot of good aspects to his game, including his long-ball passing ability, which could be an asset in the Premier League.
Could a team like Newcastle United use Paredes to lob passes into Miguel Almirón, Andy Carroll, and former Ligue 1 standout Allan Saint-Maximin? The cold certainly won’t bother the South American as he spent a couple of years at Zenit St. Petersburg before joining PSG.
Julian Draxler: Arsenal FC
This has to happen at some point in Julian Draxler’s career, right? The German has been linked with Arsenal for years but never quite put a deal together for him.
Recently, Draxler’s name has come up as a transfer target for Olympique Lyonnais, but unfortunately for them, they’re looking for a loan deal and PSG wants to sell him outright for €20 million according to RMC Sport. I think even Robbie from AFTV should be able to afford that.
Edinson Cavani: Everton FC
El Matador has been linked with several clubs since being replaced in PSG’s starting lineup by Mauro Icardi but Everton hasn’t been one of them. The reason why I think this would be a good fit is because of the hiring of Carlo Ancelotti as manager. In 2018, the Italian was the boss at Napoli and he said that he would like the opportunity to manage Cavani according to Goal.
With the Uruguayan’s contract expiring at the end of the season and minutes hard to come back in Paris, Cavani could be intrigued by the challenge of helping Everton climb out of the bottom half of the table.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: West Ham United
It’s thought that Choupo-Moting would like to stay in Paris until his contract runs out at the end of the season but if a Premier League team comes calling, he may be interested in returning (previously played for Stoke City in 2017-18).
With Stoke currently in the Championship, a return to the Potters is out of the question. So, which Premier League club could use a 30-year-old striker/left-winger? Well, West Ham United could use all the help they can get at the moment.
The London-based team currently sits just above the relegation zone and with only 19 goals scored in 17 matches, they’re one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league. The Cameroon international would be a relatively cheap option for the Hammers to try and boost their scoring output and avoid the drop.
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