Over the last few days, plenty has been speculation regarding the future of Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe. The 26-year-old has two years left on his current deal, but there’s a discussion about whether he will remain with the French side past this summer.
Reports have the Kimpembe linked to a possible reunion with former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea. The Blues are rebuilding their backline following the exits of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, so it seems the German tactician wants a player he’s familiar with to come.
However, for French football journalist Dave Appadoo, it would be a terrible mistake if the capital club decided to part ways with the France international. He adds that the reigning Ligue 1 champions need to keep players who feel an attachment to the colors.
“It would be a mistake to part with it. It is a club that is too often said to lack incarnation, which lacks people who are attached to this club. For [Kimpembe] we really can not doubt it,” Appadoo said on L’Equipe du Soir (via Canal Supporters). “He is someone who is reliable and regularly plays in a team where there are plenty of them who only play half the time.”
“He even plays injured; he sacrifices himself. So everything is not perfect, of course, but I find that in this PSG, having someone who cares about it, who is from the region, is important. And frankly, he is not the weak point of the team.”
A recent report would suggest that if Les Parisiens do indeed sell, they’re content with a fee of around €50 million to allow Kimpembe to venture abroad.