This past summer, Paris Saint-Germain witnessed a significant shake-up as Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. bid farewell to the French capital. PSG shifted its transfer philosophy after years of going with the big-player name model.
As a result, Messi left the Parisian club as a free agent, choosing to embark on a new chapter in MLS with Inter Miami. Meanwhile, Neymar’s departure followed a different trajectory. PSG negotiated a reported €90 million deal with Al-Hilal, marking a significant financial transaction for the club.
Despite the loss in skill and name recognition, Le Parisien’s recent report sheds light on how the departure of these two football icons has freed the PSG group, allowing for a renewed team dynamic to emerge.
The report states that some players struggled with cohabitation alongside two teammates, causing them to seek out others more often. Furthermore, the newfound freedom has probably increased the players’ collaboration and collective sense of responsibility.
🚨 Le groupe parisien a été libéré par les départs de Messi et Neymar. Des joueurs ne vivaient pas bien la cohabitation avec les deux joueurs.
Cela a permis aux joueurs de se tourner davantage vers les autres. ✅
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As PSG navigates the post-Messi and Neymar era, all eyes will be on Kylian Mbappé and Co. to see whether the group can find success with the two superstars, especially in the UEFA Champions League.