Exclusive: French Football Journalist Makes a Case Why PSG Should Not Sell This Star

Paris Saint-Germain will have several dilemmas to resolve in the upcoming summer transfer window, including Lionel Messi’s future at the club.

According to L’Equipe, PSG will have financial restrictions in this year’s summer transfer window. PSG plans to reduce its wage bill over the next three years in order to avoid sanctions from UEFA.

PSG could look to offload multiple players to address this dilemma, and according to CBS Sports reporter and PSG Talk columnist Jonathan Johnson, the Ligue 1 side should not consider selling Gianluigi Donnarumma as a way to help resolve this matter.

“Unlike last year, Mbappe is off the market, so there are no obvious cash cows unless somebody like Gianluigi Donnarumma is sacrificed which feels silly despite his troubles with the ball at his feet,” Johnson wrote in his weekly PSG Talk column. “A new goalkeeper of similar caliber to the Italian and a little better on the ball would still cost a significant fee.”

Donnarumma has had his fair share of highs and lows in his second season at PSG. He has put together several standout showings, such as his six-save performance in PSG’s Ligue 1 away win against Olympique de Marseille. The Italian shot-stopper has also had a few lowlights, such as the low-percentage shot attempt from Ludovic Blas that wound up hitting the back of the net in PSG’s Ligue 1 home win against Nantes earlier this month.

Donnarumma has three more years left on his contract at PSG.

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