Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. left last summer, yet Paris Saint-Germain’s off-the-pitch business remains vibrant. The capital club has actively utilized Kang-in Lee’s marketing potential and is ready to expand into the Asian market.
With the recent success of the South Korean on and off the pitch, RMC Sport pundit Daniel Riolo believes that the Parisians will be pursuing another Asian player this summer. However, he doesn’t reveal any particular name, leaving the rest up for speculation.
“The upcoming summer transfer window of PSG will be lively in Asia,” Riolo said on After Foot RMC (h/t Le10Sport). “They see the success Lee is having in terms of business, and a second Asian player, likely a Japanese player, will probably join. PSG is definitely going to make it happen, whether it’s a Japanese or a South Korean player.”
Many Asian players are having standout seasons this 2023-24 campaign, but Le10Sport does try to zero it down to one player. The French outlet removes players like Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son and Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-Jae because they’d be challenging to land or just arrived at their club.
They rattle off names of interest that sporting advisor Luis Campos could pursue, such as Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton & Hove Albion), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart), or even Ritsu Doa (Fribourg).
However, one name that would make sense is Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Hee-chan Hwang, who could be an ideal No. 2 striker should the capital club move Randal Kolo Muani to the wing or move off of Gonçalo Ramos.
The 28-year-old has scored 11 goals for Wolves in all competitions this season.