The great Lionel Messi arrived in Paris Saint-Germain. Parisiens took advantage of the financial agony of the Catalan giant and brought in the best football player of all time. Champions League trophy has been bypassing the City of Light for years, despite big investments, but it seems that now the Champions League trophy was never closer.
Messi, Neymar, Mbappe, Veratti, Di Maria, Donnarumma, Ramos, Hakimi, are stars in all lines of the team. Coach Mauricio Pochetino will have sweet torments around the starting 11. Many trophies are waiting for PSG, although there is still a doubt about the stay of Kylian Mbappe.
Real has been watching the French ace for years, whose contract expires next summer. And this was the story about the move of one of the best strikers of today at the Santiago Bernabeu. The arrival of the Messi will probably mean that the Madridians will still have to wait in order to attract Mbappe to the great Real.
At the presentation of Lionel Messi, the owner of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al Khelaifi, made it clear that he will not sell Kylian Mbappe to Real this summer. "Mbappe is a Paris Saint-Germain player. He said publicly that he doesn't want to leave the team.
We know his future, he will stay here. He said he wants a competitive team, and you can't have a more competitive team than this with Messi." "What else but to stay. He is a Parisian and has a winning mentality.
Killian is our player," Al Khelaifi said.
The strategy of Paris Saint-Germain for the last decade and a half is to bring stars to Paris, but not sell them. Since Ronaldinho, who was sold to Barcelona in 2004, no big PSG star has left Paris without his contract being expired, the Spanish Marca has analyzed the business of Parisians.
For example, last year, PSG earned a miserable 400,000 euros from Moussa Sissako, who went to Standard from Liege. Two aces left Prince's Park last year, and they are veterans, Brazilian Thiago Silva and Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, but their contract expired, so they moved to England, in Chelsea, ie Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain's strategy is such that if the player is the present and the future, there is no reason to sell him. The biggest outgoing transfer of PSG in the era of Al Khelaifi is the sale of Goncalo Guedes to Valencia for 40,000,000 in 2018.
Solid money also poured into the coffers from Giovani Lo Celso who went to Betis (22,000,000), but these were players who wanted to play more and were not important for the team. The list also includes Lucas Moura (Tottenham - 28,400,000), David Luiz (Chelsea - 35,000,000), Javier Pastore (Roma, 24,700,000). Zlatan Ibrahimovic also moved to Manchester United without compensation