PSG aims to bring in almost 100 million in transfer market sales
According to L’Équipe, the French soccer outfit has analysed which players it wants to sell, with the goal of bringing in 100 million this summer.
For a number of years now, one of PSG’s big problems was their inability to make money from player sales. Sporting director Leonardo was solid in terms of recruiting players, but he struggled to brining in cash when moving players on. Now, with the departure of the Brazilian executive, and the arrival of Luis Campos and Antero Henrique, the Parisian outfit are determined to make an impact in this summer’s transfer market, in which they will seek to approach €100 million in sales, as reported by French outlet L’Équipe.
Henrique back to make sales
Henrique, who was previously the club’s sporting director for two seasons (2017-2019), was the man behind the sale of Guedes for €40 million ($40.3 M) to Valencia, the biggest sale PSG’s history. He also brought in €24 million ($24.2M) for Yuri Berchiche, showing his prowess as a salesman in the transfer market.
During the current transfer window, PSG have already put a price on the heads of several players with the aim of balancing their books. One of the favorites to leave the French capital is Leandro Paredes. However, according to L’Équipe, PSG asked Manchester United for €35 million ($35.3M) for the Argentine, an amount very few European teams can afford.
PSG keen to move players on
It’s a similar story with Abdou Diallo. Henrique, known as a tough negotiator, asked Milan for €30m for the Senegalese international - for a player who has not even started a game since his arrival and whose performances have been more than disappointing.
The club is also keen to bring in €25 million for Kalimuendo, from the PSG youth squad, while youngster Dina Ebimbe is available for five million, although the Parisian club rejected that amount from Bayer Leverkusen for the midfielder a few weeks ago.
PSG dreaming of sales
Actual making these almost €100 million in sales are, right now, a pipe dream for PSG, because the market is weak and there are a number of players who have had little exposure due to the lack of minutes in the first team. Players who will be difficult to get good value for include Wijnaldum and Icardi, with PSG not expecting miracles in the market, or Kurzawa, Draxler or Danilo. Intense weeks of transfer negotiations lie ahead in Paris as they try to slim down a squad that ballooned to 35 players last season.