Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is well known for being upfront and honest on his viewpoints regarding the club. And in a recent interview with France Football, he did just that on a variety of topics, from transfer matters to updates on contract situations with a couple of PSG players.
One of the more regular criticisms of the Thomas Tuchel era with Paris Saint-Germain was the team’s lack of an established team identity. But new PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has plans to revamp the team’s identity and style of play.
Alvaro Odriozola’s tenure with Real Madrid has not gone as many had initially hoped it would when he first joined the club. The Spanish fullback has totaled for 28 appearances in all competitions in three seasons with Los Blancos.
Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of potentially signing Kylian Mbappe for Liverpool have taken a hit after Paris Saint-Germain sporting director, Leonardo, suggested that there’s a good reason why the Frenchman and club colleague, Neymar, will be staying put.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer trained on Tuesday after missing the team’s last three fixtures, according to a report from L’Equipe. Kehrer tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and was immediately subjected to a self-isolation period.
Paris Saint-Germain is interested in pushing for a €25 million permanent transfer deal to sign Real Betis defender and FC Barcelona loanee Emerson, according to a report from the Spanish-based outlet Sport.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo will soon be facing a major task in helping persuade Kylian Mbappe to stay with the club. But for Leonardo, he believes that Mbappe will be best off in prolonging his tenure at PSG.
Former Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez is still waiting to see where he will play club football at next. Jese has been a free agent since he elected to come to terms with PSG on a contact termination agreement.
Over the recent summer transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain was heavily linked with Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. One report noted that Bellerin had been offered to PSG, but no such deal transpired between the two sides.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa delivered for the team in its recent Ligue 1 away fixture against Angers. In a fixture where PSG struggled to create multiple high percentage goal-scoring opportunities, the side came away with the win thanks to a goal by Layvin Kurzawa.
Paris Saint-Germain continues to be regularly linked with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli. The rumor mill was churning for a possible move over the recent summer transfer window where PSG reportedly pushed to sign the English midfielder on a season-long loan move.
When a new manager takes over, it comes as no surprise that they’ll find players that are either fitting into their plans heading into the future or not. Mauricio Pochettino is nearly a month into his managerial position, and players that he doesn’t see fit for what he’s trying to is beginning to show.
The talk surrounding Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe continues to be his future with the club. He is slated to become a free agent a year following this season, so until he officially signs a new contract extension deal with the club, there will be continual speculation on whether he may be nearing a departure.
Kylian Mbappé is going through a rough 2020-21 season as the 22-year-old’s future remains uncertain with his contract expiring in 2022. Furthermore, the France international’s form doesn’t seem to be responding to the managerial change. Four fixtures into 2021, Mbappé has zeros goals, and despite this, Mauricio Pochettino isn’t worried.
According to Canal Supporters via Le Parisien (subscription required), Tottenham Hotspur are unwilling to allow out-of-favour star Dele Alli to leave on anything but a permanent deal, amid interest from PSG.
Liverpool could reportedly try offering Sadio Mane to Paris Saint-Germain in their bid to seal the transfer of Kylian Mbappe. This is according to a report from Don Balon, which states that Liverpool have some concerns over keeping Mane, so could try to make the most of that situation by using him as bait in the Mbappe deal.