Neymar’s tenure at PSG has come to an end, with the player being announced as a reinforcement for Al Hilal under the guidance of coach Jorge Jesus. The Parisian club is now directing its attention towards finding a replacement for the Brazilian, with an Italian player leading their list of targets.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, the preferred choice of the French team is Federico Chiesa. Currently with Juventus, the Italian national team’s forward is tied to Juve until June 30, 2025.
The information suggests that negotiations would revolve around €60 million, the same amount paid to acquire midfielder Manuel Ugarte from Sporting. European media reports also mention that forwards Bradley Barcola and Kolo Muani, from Lyon and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively, are options being considered by PSG.
PSG plans to reinvest Neymar’s sale proceeds to strengthen their team
The club has already spent €209.5 million on 11 signings so far. However, if the speculated values are confirmed, Paris Saint-Germain will receive €90 million from Al Hilal for Neymar’s transfer. This would provide the club with the means to pursue potential targets in the market.
Furthermore, it seems likely that Paredes, Renato Sanches, and Marco Verratti could be sold in this transfer window. PSG is also keeping an eye on midfielders to replace these departures. The club is aiming for a fresh start in the 2023/24 season, which is just beginning.
PSG has made reinforcements in nearly every position, with the exception of right-back and left winger. On the other hand, eight players have left the team during this transfer window, including notable sales like Mauro Icardi to Galatasaray and El Chadaille Bitshiabu to RB Leipzig.
As previously mentioned, there’s still the possibility of Paredes, Renato Sanches, and Verratti leaving the team. However, indications suggest that Mbappé has reached an agreement with the management and has already been reintegrated into the senior squad.