Paris Saint-Germain sporting director, Leonardo, is in the market for depth at both left and right-back this summer transfer window.
At right-back, a few names have surfaced like Lazio’s Adam Marušić and Atalanta’s Timothy Castagne. However, with both clubs likely playing in the UEFA Champions League next season, they’ll ask for a bit more than what their value is on the open market if they’re open to selling at all.
The new name that’s beginning to surface as an addition for the right-back position is Mathieu Debuchy of AS Saint-Étienne. According to Tuttomercatoweb (via ParisFans), Les Parisiens are monitoring the 34-year-old as a replacement for Thomas Meunier.
Now some will argue or question why on earth would PSG want a right-back in his mid-30’s?
Well, it says two things.
First is that the club wants to continue with Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba at right-back. Perhaps the capital club wants to see if they can take steps in their development and take over that position full-time—no use of spending big money when there are two solutions in house.
The second thing that this transfer rumor says is that the club wants to allocate money to trigger Mauro Icardi’s option to buy clause, which is €70 million. Also, PSG is in the market for a tall midfielder, and players like Sergej Milinković-Savić won’t come cheap.
Debuchy’s transfer value sits at €2 million, per Transfermarkt, so that price will allow for an affordable depth signing and allow the Ligue 1 champions to spend big elsewhere.
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