With Kylian Mbappe (26) on the way out, they’ll use the money saved to reinforce. The “world-class midfielder” from Manchester City could join as competition for Lee Kang-In (23, PSG).

Portuguese media outlet A Bola reported on Thursday (June 14) that “Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have launched a move to replace the departure of Kylian Mbappe. Raphael Leroy and Victor Osimhen are the strongest candidates,” adding that “the midfield could also benefit from a quality addition.”

Eleven days before the last game, Mbappe posted a short video on his personal social media account. In the post, Mbappe himself announced that he would be leaving PSG at the end of the season.

Mbappe is an iconic star for the French national team and PSG. He can play as a wing-forward or up front, and has everything you need in a player: great speed, quickness, and a powerful shot.

Having scored a whopping 256 goals in 307 games for PSG, there were plenty of clubs who wanted Mbappe, especially Real Madrid. In 2022, Mbappe chose to stay at PSG, signing a new contract with the club despite Real’s offer.

Mbappe’s contract with PSG runs until June 2024, meaning he can leave the club as a free agent next month.

Mbappe is free to discuss his future with other clubs.

Under the Bosman Rule, a player six months away from the end of his contract is free to negotiate with other clubs and then move to a new team at the end of his contract. 카지노사이트 Real Madrid have been mentioned as a possible destination.

Mbappe added: “I have something to tell you, I have always said that when the time comes, I will speak to you directly. I want to let everyone know that this is my last season at PSG,” Mbappe said, explaining his decision to leave the club in person.

“I had the opportunity and the great honor to be part of the best club in France, one of the best in the world, where I experienced a lot of emotions, a lot of pressure, where I grew as a player with some of the best players in history, where I met a lot of people, where I experienced both glory and mistakes, where I grew as a person,” he continued.

Mbappe has 27 goals and seven assists in the league alone this season. Of PSG’s 77 total goals in the league this season, 34 of them have come through Mbappe’s feet. That’s nearly 50%.

With Mbappe’s departure on the horizon, PSG will be looking to make some big signings in the summer transfer window.

They are targeting a frontline striker, an attacking second line to support him, and midfield resources.

“Mbappe’s departure will save PSG around €200 million ($295 million),” Abola told French outlet L’Equipe. This money will now be used to make a signing.”

“The most likely replacements are AC Milan’s Raphael Varane and SSC Napoli’s Victor Osimhen,” the outlet explained, adding, “The midfield will also be reinforced, with Napoli’s Hvitsa Kvartachelia and Bernardo Silva among the club’s targets.”

Hvitsa and Bernardo Silva are key midfielders for Napoli and Manchester City, respectively. Hvitsa is primarily a wing forward, while Silva can play anywhere in the attacking two. Notably, Silva uses his left foot, just like Lee Kang-in.

Also, like Lee, Silva excels in the opponent’s half of the field. If PSG were to sign Silva, he would likely compete with Lee for a starting spot right away. There are those who see Silva as a similar type of “completion” to Lee.

“When PSG director Luis Campos worked at AS Monaco, Silva played for Monaco. Campos knows Silva well. When Silva re-signed with City, he reduced his buyout clause to €58 million, which PSG can afford to pay.”

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