PSG Talking Podcast: Was Messi a Bad Signing for Paris Saint-Germain?

After a historic summer transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain supporters were let down in January despite several glaring holes in the squad.

On this episode of PSG Talking, Tyrone Taylor hosts and he’s joined by fellow contributors, Jon Olangi and James Carter.

The show begins with a recap of PSG’s underwhelming January transfer window where the problem appears to be two-fold. First, why was Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, unable to get certain deals over the line, like Tanguy Ndombele who clearly wanted to be in the French capital but ended up at Olympique Lyonnais instead? The second issue when it comes to transfers is Leonardo’s inability to sell players who are doing very little other than training and collecting their wages.

The conversation then turns a bit dark with some realities that PSG supporters may have to come to grips with. First, Ty shares his hot take on whether PSG should have signed Messi at all and that he creates more problems than he solves. All too often this season, the legend has gone missing during games in a league he should absolutely be dominating.

Then, Ty shares how bad things could get for PSG if they lose to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, and then Kylian Mbappé decides to join them next summer on a free transfer. In retrospect, should PSG have accepted their offer before the season started? And, is the PSG project approaching the point where a complete reset is needed?

To wrap up the podcast, the panel discusses the loss to OGC Nice in the Coupe de France. The match went to penalty kicks and with PSG needing to convert to stay alive, 18-year-old Xavi Simons stepped up but it was Marcin Bułka (on loan from PSG) who made the save for Nice to secure the win. After the match, Mauricio Pochettino’s comments about not selecting Simons to take the penalty left many PSG fans frustrated because it shows the disfunction between the players and the manager.

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