PSG: Neymar will not move, reflections in the middle … The full talk on the possible departures and arrivals according to RMC Sport
If the Parisian leaders have been working for several weeks on the contours of the next transfer window, everything will have to be validated by the expected decision of UEFA. The European body will give in June its answers to the investigation opened at the beginning of the season after the transfers of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar. All Parisian strategy will depend on this decision. Thomas Tuchel will then try to agree with Antero Henrique on the names.
Goal keeper: Tuchel will have to decide
This is one of the main question that Thomas Tuchel will have to answer when he arrives. Antero Henrique wants to recruit a new goalkeeper and has contacted at least three goalkeepers in Europe, including Thibaut Courtois. Kevin Trapp does not hide anymore: he wants to play more and the trend is clearly a departure, unless his German counterpart guarantees him a place of number 1.
At the end of the contract in June 2019, Alphonse Areola wishes to stay, but will not accept to be a simple second role. Antero Henrique wants to extend the French and has shown confidence in recent weeks in private. Sébastien Cibois, third current goalkeeper, negotiates his first professional contract. In case of signature, it will be loaned, just like Rémy Descamps.
Defense: priority to a left-back
Layvin Kurzawa is looking for a new club in England. After Chelsea and Tottenham this winter, Arsenal entered the race to sign the defender. PSG is trying to replace him with a confirmed player. On the right, Daniel Alves does not intend to leave, while Thomas Meunier wonders about his playing time. The Belgian will not live a second identical season.
In the axis, Marquinhos will stay. Despite his contract until 2021, Presnel Kimpembe is ready to open discussions to extend, provided the club makes him understand that he will no longer be the third thief in big games. Which included that Thiago Silva would accept a change of status, including the captaincy. Thomas Tuchel and his staff will be the master of this decision.
Midfielder: a 6 to replace Motta
At the end of his contract, Thiago Motta will lead the U19 club next season and PSG will seek to replace him. Thomas Tuchel adores Julian Weigl. If N’Golo Kanté is worshiped by Antero Henrique, the operation is very – too much? – complicated, the player wishing to stay in England. It remains a question pending, Adrien Rabiot, will he accept to reconvert permanently to number 6? This is the key before recruiting for this position. If Thomas Tuchel manages to convince the French, Paris will review its requirements down and will bring a player complement.
A point will be made at the end of the season with the entourage of Adrien Rabiot to try to extend his contract which ends in 2019. A doubt remains for Lassana Diarra, who had come to play a major role and found himself stationed on the bench. If Thomas Tuchel does not show him encouraging signs, Javier Pastore will leave PSG. Marco Verratti and Giovani Lo Celso, their future is in Paris.