The directive of the Parisian club, headed by the Brazilian Leonardo, has already shown in the last transfer window that it knows how to move on a low budget
Last summer, Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo showed how thrifty he could be when it came to signing on a budget when he signed midfielder Danilo Pereira, midfielder Rafinha and full-back Alessandro Florenzi. This summer he will face a similar challenge to bolster new coach Mauricio Pochettino’s squad with little available funds, as soccer recovers from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources told ESPN that Leonardo is currently turning his attention to players who will be released at the end of this season, including Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, Lyon forward Memphis Depay, Bayern Munich player David Alaba and Elseid Hysaj, Napoli’s right-back, in addition to hoping to reach an agreement with Everton for Moise Kean, who is currently on loan. PSG wants to stay with Kean and could seek a new loan with a purchase option.
Lionel Messi, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, is another important goal if the Argentine finally decides to leave Barcelona.
However, the priority is to retain the key players. Sources told ESPN that Leonardo is considering contract extensions for Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Angel Di María, Juan Bernat and potentially Julian Draxler.