Paris Saint-Germain have not done much business in the transfer window despite a slow start to Ligue 1 and a Champions League Final loss.
Paris Saint-Germain are managing to steady themselves after a set of opening losses in the Ligue 1 put them in the relegation zone. A number of players have now returned after being infected by the coronavirus and the club is once again likely to go on to conquer France. However, their major objective remains a European triumph and Thomas Tuchel is not happy with the squad for the time being.
As per Goal, Tuchel is concerned about the lack of any transfer window landings at the club. There are many gaps for PSG to fill up before they take part in any major European tie. The likes of Thiago Silva, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Thomas Meunier, and Edinson Cavani have left the club, leaving decent enough replacements yet to be signed. The German in his press conference mentioned a lack of squad depth.
I hope so (that the club makes signings). I want to believe it. You know the players we’ve lost.
Silva and Cavani walked away as free agents after deciding against renewing to renew their respective contracts with the club. A number of crucial departures have left gaps in the squad which need to be filled and certainly now, the Parisians are in need of a back-up striker to Mauro Icardi and another central defender who can possibly play when one of Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos are unavailable or need rest.
The Ligue 1 giants have been closely linked with Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko for some time now. Rudiger and Bakayoko will help Tuchel fill the massive gaps in the center of the backline and at the holding area. While the latter’s signing is certainly not what the squad needs right now, Rudiger could play a crucial role after a good couple of years in the Premier League.
It is, however, not going to be easy for PSG as Rudiger is being closely watched by the likes of Barcelona and Roma as well. Barcelona can compete for the 27-year-old but that looks unlikely, given their current financial situation and their expressed interest in Eric Garcia. The only positive for PSG is that the German center-back has been looking for a move away from Chelsea.
Paris Saint-Germain haven’t really set the transfer market on fire like they usually do and have only made one major move. They have brought in Alessandro Florenzi on loan from Roma. Le Rogue et Bleu certainly want to add to that and will prefer making permanent signings given that they have financial capabilities to pull it off and it is just a matter of time.
However, the window closes soon, and the Ligue 1 giants need to act fast if they want to see some more fresh faces at the club this season.