For French clubs, the transfer window will open on Monday thanks to a recent announcement from the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP).
This means that Paris Saint-Germain will be able to negotiate with other Ligue 1 teams for players of interest. International deals are still on hold as a date is being decided.
The decision could work to PSG’s benefit. While Ligue 1 has been shut down, every other top league in Europe has either resumed the 2019-20 season or is about to. Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, should move quickly to sign players in Ligue 1 that can improve the capital club ahead of other teams who are unable to make any official transfers at the moment.
Ligue 1 is known as the league of talents but only a select few are good enough to make it at a club as big as PSG. If Leonardo is going to make a move, here is who I think he should target:
Paris Saint-Germain got an up-close look at just how good Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is as his side defeated the eventual Ligue 1 champions at Roazhon Park earlier this season.
The 17-year-old’s performance that night is what catapulted the Frenchman as a household name. Soon after, the transfer rumors started with Real Madrid touted as his most likely destination should he leave Rennes.
The only way I could see this deal happening is if PSG pays Rennes in installments and immediately loans Camavinga back to them for the 2020-21 season. PSG has to hope that like Kylian Mbappé when he was at AS Monaco, Camavinga feels an attachment to France and isn’t in a rush to leave Ligue 1 for the bright lights of Real Madrid.
Transfer Rating Meter (10=done deal; 1=no chance): 4
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