The saying of “Go Big or Go Home” appears to have been adopted by Paris Saint-Germain this summer after what could only be described as being a disappointing campaign last season.
Of course, the Parisians have dominated Ligue 1 for the last decade and many would have expected them to continue to steamroll over the competition in the 2020/21 season that had just been played out. Indeed, PSG would have been heavily backed by those who used the Max Free Bets that were continually on offer and will likely use them once again for the upcoming season.
Thomas Tuchel was sacked at Christmas last year and subsequently replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, however the former club defender was unable to provide them with the guidance they needed to overturn the deficit that the club had already been facing.
Not even superstars such as Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr, Marco Veratti, Angel Di Maria and others were able to help them from finishing the year without a major trophy, as the UEFA Champions League continued to escape their clutches, as well.
However, the Argentine manager appears to be making the most of his first summer transfer window in charge of PSG by bringing even more superstars to the Parc des Princes stadium and flooding the French capital with a litany of impressive footballers.
In goal, Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to be arriving from AC Milan on a free transfer, which is arguably one of the biggest coups this summer, although he could have one of the world’s best defenders in front of him arriving for free as well this summer.
Sergio Ramos has recently left Real Madrid and the free agent is claimed to have been house hunting in the French capital, suggesting that a move to PSG is on the cards, whilst Achraf Hakimi could reunite with him at PSG after spending a season at Inter Milan. A bid of around €70 million is thought to have been enough to convince the Italians in letting the player go.
PSG have also snapped up the signature of Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool on a free transfer this summer, having stolen him right from under the noses of FC Barcelona, thus highlighting just “how hard” the Ligue 1 powerhouse have decided to go this summer.
Of course, Pochettino will ultimately be judged on what happens in the middle of the field and the silverware he is able to lift (if given the opportunity to remain at the club for that long), but with so many top footballers set to arrive at the Parc des Princes this summer, Lille might regret having won the Ligue 1 title from PSG last season.