Big goals, big expenses – barely any income.
Last summer, Paris St-Germain struck the transfer market powerfully, spent 83 million euros and signed numerous transfer-free, but extremely “salary-intensive” superstars.
In contrast, there were transfer income of only around seven million euros for Mitchell Bakker, who moved to Leverkusen.
Corona crisis? Played a rather subordinate role at PSG.
According to a report by “L’Equipe”, It is quite possible that the French club will now fall on their feet. Paris must achieve around 100 million euros on the winter transfer market in order to be able to offset the losses of the current year – without having to hope for a financial injection from the owners from Qatar.
“L’Equipe” lists the players with which PSG wants to generate the transfer income.
The Brazilian Rafinha is about to move to Real Sociedad, the Spanish newspaper “AS” reports. The market value of the player is 12 million euros.
Another player in the departure list is the Argentinian striker Mauro Icardi. However, sporting director Leonardo is said to have recently rejected a deal with Juventus Turin. The Italians wanted to integrate Arthur Melo (25) into an exchange deal. Icardi came from Inter Milan in the summer of 2020 for 50 million euros, but only plays a minor role at PSG.
In addition, Leonardo wants to get rid of Layvin Kurzawa, who has not played in Ligue 1 or in the Champions League this season. The left-back has a contract until 2024 – and does not want to leave the club under any circumstances. “Leonardo will leave, before I will leave the club” reported he has already told his teammates.
According to “L’Equipe” also on the PSG exit list are: Abdou Dialla, Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler.
French newspapers had recently reported that PSG wanted to clean up the bloated squad and reduce wages.
PSG’s salary rankings:
Lionel Messi 41. million euros Neymar 36,72 Kylian Mbappé 25,18 Sergio Ramos 15 Marquinhos 14,4 Marco Verratti 14,4 Angel Di Maria 13,2 Gianluigi Donnarumma 12 Keylor Navas 12 Georginio Wijnaldum 10 Mauro Icardi 9,6 Leandro Paredes 9 Juan Bernat 8,4 Presnel Kimpembe 8,04 Achraf Hakimi 8 Ander Herrera 7,8 Julian Draxler 7,2 Idrissa Gueye 6 Abdou Diallo 5,4 Layvin Kurzawa 5,4 Thilo Kehrer 4,92 Collin Dagba 4,8 Rafinha 4,2 Sergio Rico 3,6 *Source: L'Equipe / estimated