PSG: Transfer fireworks after European debacle

This year’s Champions League final will see Real Madrid facing off against Borussia Dortmund. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) once again falls short of clinching the coveted trophy. This setback is likely to have repercussions in the transfer market.

For years, PSG have aimed for Champions League glory, yet has never progressed beyond a lost final. This season, though, opportunities seemed to arise. The Parisians found themselves in the theoretically weaker half of the draw, avoiding heavyweights like Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich.

Dortmund, sitting fifth in the Bundesliga, also appeared a viable ticket to the semi-finals. However, PSG ultimately fell to the Germans. Bad luck played a role, with the Parisians hitting the woodwork six times across two matches.

Mbappé’s Departure

It was a missed chance, especially considering it was PSG’s last shot at Champions League glory with Kylian Mbappé. As known for some time, the French superstar will not renew his expiring contract, with a free transfer to Real Madrid on the cards for months.

Following the departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. last summer, PSG lose another of its marquee players. This loss is bound to impact the transfer market. Following the Champions League disappointment, the club’s management is more eager than ever to bring in a new star striker.

Serie A Onslaught

According to L’Equipe, four big names are already topping the list, most from Serie A. Victor Osimhen and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, for instance, who clinched the title with SSC Napoli last season. Rafael Leao, a standout player for AC Milan, is also a prime target, alongside Bernardo Silva, who could leave Manchester City next summer. Finally, PSG are also considering the return of Xavi Simons. The Dutch international is currently on loan at RB Leipzig, where he’s been performing admirably.

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