The FIFA World Cup is underway and there have been several standout players in Qatar so far. Following an inspirational performance against England, several Americans could be on the move to bigger clubs once the season resumes.
The United States Men’s National Team is the third-youngest at the World Cup and against a fifth-ranked England side, they stood strong and battled to a 0-0 draw. In fact, you could easily argue that the Americans were the better side and deserved all three points—a bet you could have made at a new online casino.
As it stands, Gregg Berhalter’s squad only needs a win against Iran to advance to the knockout stage where we will once again see the Americans on the big stage against a top side.
Paris Saint-Germain had one of those Americans in its squad not too long ago. Tim Weah, the son of PSG great George Weah, came up through the PSG youth system before being transferred to Lille OSC in 2019. The 22-year-old is a regular starter for the Americans and would be an excellent attacking option for PSG to have off the bench.
If PSG can’t bring Weah back to the French capital, Tyler Adams needs to be their top American target. Against England, Adams did it all. He was smothering on defense while also playing a pivotal role in the link-up play to create scoring opportunities.
The Leeds United midfielder would instantly improve PSG’s midfield which lacks quality outside of Marco Verratti and Vitinha. Adams has a long-term deal at Leeds, so it’s unlikely the Premier League side will want to sell, but they may not have a choice if a club like PSG comes in and offers a large salary and Champions League football.
Lastly, Weston McKennie would be an excellent option for PSG. He can play in multiple positions, but against England, he was out on the right wing and caused problems for Gareth Southgate’s squad all night. The Juventus FC man made several blistering runs and it seemed like everything positive for the Americans went through McKennie.
Now, PSG certainly doesn’t lack attacking options, but a player with McKennie’s versatility could certainly play an important role considering Neymar Jr. can’t seem to stay healthy for any length of time.
Like Adams, McKennie has a long-term deal at Juventus and he wouldn’t be enticed by Champions League football as the Italian side regularly qualifies. The only way I could see this deal happening is if PSG promises a certain amount of playing time, which could be difficult considering the quality in Paris already.