Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain were quiet during the winter transfer window. A combination of the Argentine tactician wanting to look at the squad for himself and financial revenue losses due to the coronavirus pandemic led to the quiet window.
Despite being months away from the summer transfer window, names have begun trickling out who Pochettino and PSG will be interested in reinforcing the squad. One interest that the capital club is reportedly keen on is Atlético Madrid’s, Marcos Llorente.
Spanish football journalist Eduardo Inda revealed the French giants’ potential interest in the El Chiringuito de Jugones program. According to Inda, Llorente has a release clause of around €120-million, which PSG isn’t willing to pay, but could be content with paying €70-million for the 26-year-old.
“There is an Atlético player who is in an extraordinary shape. I’m talking about Marcos Llorente,” Inda said. “He is in such good form that the big clubs in Europe are taking notice of him. I don’t know how Real Madrid let it escape.”
“There is a team with a lot of fabric, which skips financial fair play, but has enough to bore and wants it. That team is PSG. It has a clause of €120 million, and PSG will not reach those figures but will reach €70-million. Of course, he is a considerable player.”
Transfermarkt has the Spain international’s value at €50-million. Furthermore, Llorente would potentially bring versatility to the PSG squad since he’s played as a second striker, attacking, central, and right midfielder this season for Atlético.
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