Paris Saint-Germain finally has its most complete squad of the Qatar Sports Investments era, but supporters will have to wait to see how all of the pieces come together because it’s international break time! Luckily, we have just the thing to pass the time.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ty Taylor, Matt Gooding, and later in the show, Carl-Oscar Källström joins all the way from the Swedish wilderness. The panel of esteemed PSG experts shares their thoughts on the Kylian Mbappé transfer saga, the arrival of Nuno Mendes, missing out on Eduardo Camavinga, and potential formations Mauricio Pochettino could deploy this season.
Up first though, it’s all about Mbappé for the first half of the show. With Real Madrid rumored to have offered €200 million for the 22-year-old who will be out of contract at the end of the season, we’re left to wonder if this was all a waste of time and a PR exercise from Los Blancos. We also debate whether PSG can convince Mbappé to sign an extension or if they’ll regret not accepting an offer for their most prized asset.
As per usual, Real win the PR battle, but they have both acted with both eyes in their finances
I don't believe for a second €200m for Mbappe would have been easily financed by a club that has rebuilt the stadium too. I am convinced there was a lot of posturing in their chase
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 31, 2021
We also spend a few minutes discussing PSG’s new left-back, Mendes, from Sporting CP. While we admittedly know very little about him as a player, the highlights on YouTube have us very excited. One player who didn’t arrive in Paris was Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennais. The 18-year-old midfielder made the move to Real Madrid and we discuss why PSG didn’t push harder for one of the most promising youngsters in world football.
We wrap up the show by discussing the optimal formation for PSG this season with everyone agreeing that three-at-the-back is the way to go. We also answer a few questions sent in via the PSG Talk Discord server, including why Real Madrid fans are so awful.
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