Obliged to recruit to fill seven departures (Thiago Silva, Cavani, Meunier, Kouassi, Aouchiche, Choupo-Moting and Rico), the PSG will however have a limited envelope. The exact amount is obviously not known, but it will be less than 100 ME, and in the lot, there are some major players to recruit. If Nasser Al-Khelaïfi made room on the plan of the wage bill, it will still be necessary to come out with some good plans to avoid exploding the famous envelope. Leonardo therefore has work with less means. Because as Stéphane Bitton explains, PSG will, like everyone else, have to tighten their belts this summer, even if it is not the same belt as the others. Unless a triumph in the Champions League, which is not to be ruled out, and would give, with the marketing aspect and the bonuses, an incredible financial boost to PSG.
« We will have to get used to it, PSG is less rich. I’m not saying that PSG has become poor, obviously. But Covid-19 obliges, the stopping of the competitions, the TV rights not paid… as for many it will be necessary to be careful. We are talking about a shortfall of 200M €. Only a Champions League final would change that. And yet, the PSG must recruit. You need a right side. Meunier is gone, Dagba is only 21 years old and he lacks experience. It will take a defensive midfield since Marquinhos backs up in defense. And maybe one more defender. There is also a need for an attacker behind Icardi who will not be able to make 70 matches in the season … The transfer window will last exceptionally until October 5 but we can imagine that everything will be played on the night of October 4 to 5. Until then we will talk a lot about transfer window. It will liven up our summer with the national cup finals and the Champions League “, Underlined the consultant of France Blue, convinced that the coming months will be unusual and confusing in terms of recruitment.