Paris Saint-Germain continued its summer rebuild with another big signing, and there are several more on the horizon. However, with just days until the start of the Ligue 1 season, it’s the players who could be leaving who will decide the fate of the 2023-24 campaign.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ethan of PSG Fan Club Boise to discuss the attacking players available to the new manager, Luis Enrique. We also discuss the future of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. at the club, Lionel Messi’s success in Major League Soccer, and new investors at Paris Saint-Germain.
Up first, we discuss PSG’s attack, which added Gonçalo Ramos, who will likely be the first-choice striker. Is a front three of Ramos, Ousmane Dembélé, and Marco Asensio enough to win Ligue 1 and compete in the UEFA Champions League?
All three of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could leave PSG in one transfer window…
That's a lot of goals to lose! 😲 pic.twitter.com/5zhTzfEKxd
— 90min (@90min_Football) August 8, 2023
Next, we discuss the roadblock preventing Mbappé from leaving for Real Madrid. Should PSG negotiate with the Spanish club, or, could the Frenchman be enticed to stay at PSG considering the successful transfer window?
Mbappé may stay if Neymar is moved on, which could be a possibility, according to reports this week. The Brazil international is rumored to be heading to FC Barcelona, the Saudi Pro League, and Major League Soccer. Is a move possible, and, would Mbappé prefer to be the lone star in the French capital?
We then turn our attention to Messi, who is tearing up MLS despite what Ethan and I had predicted previously. Can the former PSG man continue his impressive run of seven goals in four appearances, or will he hit a wall at some point?
We conclude the show with news that an American private equity company is planning on investing in PSG and that they have plans and new ideas for the club. We brainstorm possible American sports features that could make their way to the Parc des Princes.
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