On the tracks of Paul Pogba and Théo Hernandez, the vice-champion of France must slim down before considering continuing his recruitment.
Author of a spectacular transfer window in the direction of arrivals with the signatures of Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum, PSG is experiencing a rather calm period in the direction of departures. Only Bakker was sold for € 7million and that could end up being a problem. Arrived free, Ramos and Wijnaldum weigh heavily in the payroll of the club in the capital. We are talking about a salary of 15 million euros for the Spaniard and a little more than 10 for the Dutch.
In addition, PSG have already dropped around 76 million euros on Hakimi as well as on the option to buy Danilo. At a time when it must still strengthen, especially in the left lane and in the middle of the field, PSG must first downsize its workforce. With 38 players under contract, the Parisian leaders are therefore trying to find a way out for players who no longer fit into the club’s project. Overview of possible drop-off points for the “unwanted”.
Alphonse Areola (28) – Estimated price: 18 million euros – End of contract: June 2023
If there is one who has his future blocked, it is him. There was a time, the 2018 world champion was tipped to be the future of PSG, but since the arrival of Navas and his loan to Real Madrid things have changed. Last season, he played on loan for Fulham where he stood out despite the club’s relegation. Thus, he retains a good side in the Premier League and would be approached on the side of West Ham for a new loan. However, according to The Parisian, nothing would be done yet since the PSG would favor a dry transfer, but his salary (700,000 euros monthly) is a problem for some clubs. What is certain is that Areola can not afford to play maintenance again, he who has lost his place in the France group.
Sergio Rico (27) – € 7 million – June 2024
Same problem as Areola for the goalkeeper recruited 6 million euros last summer. Last season, the Spanish goalkeeper had to be content with the crumbs left by Keylor Navas. Aware that his chances of treading the lawn in the Parisian jersey this season are almost zero, Sergio Rico would have asked his management to leave the club. Moreover, according to the Istanbul media photomac, Besiktas would consider recruiting Sergio Rico to replace his goalkeeper Destanoglu who is much sought after in the market. A departure from the Spanish doorman on loan or with a dry transfer is therefore more relevant than ever.
Layvin Kurzawa (28) – € 12 million – June 2024
Special case than that of Layvin Kuzawa. Extended in June 2020 by PSG, the French left side would be pushed towards the exit by the club of the capital. With Bernat who is due to resume in the coming weeks, separating from Kurzawa would allow PSG to advance on the track Théo Hernandez who has been dragging on for months. Like Sergio Rico, Kurzawa is sent to Turkey but to rival club Galatasaray. RMC Sport even announced an agreement between the two clubs a few days ago, but the response from the French player is still pending. At the latest news, the side would not be very hot to join the Turkish formation and like Areola, his substantial salary (500,000 euros gross) does not encourage him to be in a hurry.
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Thilo Kehrer (24 years old) – 20 million euros – June 2024
Thilo Kehrer’s career at PSG seems to be at an impasse. Strolled between the right corridor and the central defense, the German recruited against 32 million euros in the summer of 2018 has never managed to win in the capital. Already 4th in the central hierarchy last season, the arrival of Ramos darkens his future in Paris a little more, even if he would like to stay. Despite everything, Paris is busy finding a way out for him, but the problem is that the contenders are not rushing to recruit the former Schalke player. Arsenal would at a time come to the information but the track is no longer relevant. A file that has everything of a thorn in the side of the Parisian management.
Ander Herrera (31) – Estimated price: 13 million euros – June 2024
Arrived free from Manchester United, Ander Herrera has had a fairly decent Parisian experience. Integrated into the rotation of the workforce, the Basque is of service and sometimes stands out with good entries, as against Barça in the 4-1 victory in the Champions League. Despite everything, it is common knowledge that PSG would be tempted to attract Pogba to its ranks and freeing itself from Herrera’s salary, estimated at around 8 million euros, could be the beginning of a solution for PSG. It now remains to find a club capable of assuming Herrera’s salary but also of transmitting an offer that Paris deems satisfactory. A time announced for a return to Bilbao, Ander Herrera denied this information last June.
Rafinha (28 years old) – 15 million euros – June 2023
Arrived last summer against 1.5 million euros, the Brazilian has never really imposed himself in the Parisian workforce despite his few interesting outings and his 5 assists. Always with the objective of slimming down to welcome new players, PSG is working hard to find a new club for its midfielder. France Football has also revealed that Espanyol Barcelona would be tempted to repatriate Rafinha in La Liga in order to bring a technical touch to his midfielder.
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Pablo Sarabia (29) – 20 million euros – June 2024
The Spaniard is perhaps the best move to play in the direction of the departures for PSG. He who was very little impacting during his Parisian adventure and started only 13 times this season would surely not be against going elsewhere. Luckily for PSG, the winger comes out of a very good Euro and saw his odds climb, especially in Spain where we have fond memories of his time in Seville. According to The Parisian, Atletico Madrid are keeping a close eye on the 29-year-old and an offer could be dropped soon. He also leaked that Lazio and Inter had come to the information but that the two Italian clubs were quickly cooled by the 20 million requested by PSG to sell Sarabia.