‘On Paper, I Like This Transfer Window’ – Former PSG Manager on the Additions To the Capital Club Squad

Now that the 2020 summer transfer window has come on and gone, plenty of supporters, journalists, and media pundits are beginning to share their opinions over how a respective club did in making additions to their squad. 

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo made some last-minute deals to improve the squad. After a war of words between the Brazilian and manager Thomas Tuchel over the transfer window’s handling to that point, considering the only significant addition to the squad was Alessandro Florenzi. 

Whether that altercation resulted in motivating Leonardo, he got down to business. One of the impact moves he made leading up to the transfer deadline was a loan for forward Moise Kean from Everton FC. Then he made another loan move to improve the midfield in acquiring FC Porto’s captain Danilo Pereira. Finally, at the very end of the summer transfer window closing, he wrapped up a deal for another midfielder in FC Barcelona’s Rafinha. 

Former PSG manager Luis Fernández applauded all the deals that the capital club made to improve their squad in an interview with Le Parisien

“Everyone’s desire was to strengthen themselves. It has been done. I saw Moise Kean play in Italy and at Everton, where he was a little worse, but it’s a question of adaptation. It is a quality reinforcement. In the midfield, the will was to find a sentry to leave Marquinhos behind,” Fernández said.

“Recruiting Danilo Pereira, the captain of Porto, Portuguese international, is very promising. I really liked Florenzi’s debut against Marseille. On paper, I like this transfer window. Especially when arriving at a club which has just played in the final of the Champions League, the recruits will have a surplus of motivation and will have to raise their level.”

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