How PSG Should Splash the Cash After Mbappé Leaves for Real Madrid

The summer transfer window is the last thing Paris Saint-Germain supporters want to talk about right now, given how the season is going. The club is leading Ligue 1 by a comfortable margin, in the final of the Coupe de France, and the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. However, there is a dark cloud on the horizon, and that is the impending departure of superstar Kylian Mbappé.

The Frenchman is expected to leave PSG and join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer. It’s a distraction supporters would prefer to forget about for the time being and instead focus on the Champions League semi-final tie against Borussia Dortmund, where fans can bet on the games using a sportsbook without CRUKS.

But Mbappé will leave the club eventually, and PSG will need to find a replacement who can be as impactful both on and off the pitch.

The first name that comes to mind is Erling Haaland. The Manchester City striker joined the Premier League side in 2022 from Dortmund and has already won a Champions League and Premier League title. What else is there for the Norwegian to accomplish at City? Not to mention, there are always rumors that manager Pep Guardiola could leave the club, and uncertainty around a replacement could lead to Haaland looking for a transfer.

Haaland will be a difficult and expensive signing, so if he’s not available, PSG will likely look at Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. The Nigeria international is a prolific goalscorer and has previous experience in Ligue 1 having played for Lille OSC from 2019-2020. Napoli is reportedly open to a transfer as Osimhen’s current contract expires in 2026, and they’ll likely ask for an inflated fee easily north of €100 million. PSG should have the cash, but it will be up to Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Luis Campos to decide if he’s the right attacker to slot alongside Randal Kolo Muani and Gonçalo Ramos.

My preferred signing would be RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Šeško. At 20 years old, Šeško fits the profile of players that Campos has brought to the club since last summer’s transfer window. He has 10 goals in 27 Bundesliga appearances this season and two goals in eight Champions League appearances. At 6’3″, Šeško would add some much-needed height to PSG’s squad and he’s currently teammates with Xavi Simons, who will be returning to PSG this summer from his loan at Leipzig. Šeško is currently under contract with Leipzig until 2028, so the German club will likely ask for a sizeable transfer to part ways with their prized striker.

Tags Benjamin Šeško Erling Haaland Kylian Mbappé Victor Osimhen
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