Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will be looking to conclude the Ligue 1 title race as soon as possible. The French giants are top of the table after 29 games and will face Lorient at home on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Etienne Moatti has advised the Parisians to part ways with Lionel Messi. Elsewhere, the Ligue 1 giants had the opportunity to sign a Bayern Munich star.
On that note, here’s a rundown of PSG’s top transfer stories as of April 2, 2022:
Etienne Moatti urges PSG to overtake Lionel Messi
French football pundit Etienne Moatti believes the time has come for PSG to leave Lionel Messi and Neymar behind.
Both South American superstars have been in poor form for the Ligue 1 giants this season. The Argentine, in particular, has come under heavy criticism for failing to see his team through to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages.
The Parisians stumbled against Real Madrid, and Messi was largely a spectator on both legs, missing a penalty in the first. Moatti believes the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and Neymar are both too old to play for the French giants.
speaking on The Evening Team (Let’s talk about PSG via Canal Supporters), Moatti advised the club to offload both players, saying:
“The question as formulated seems good to me. It is worth asking. They are old players, for starters, Lionel Messi, who clearly doesn’t have an irresistible urge to play for PSG, and for Neymar his performance is still very much down.”
“They have the two highest salaries in Ligue 1 and, by far, huge salaries which weigh down the accounts of Paris Saint-Germain a little. So if you have the eventual possibility, even if it will be very complicated, of having a possibility of transferring them elsewhere, obviously you have to think about it,” said Moatti.
While Messi has scored just seven times in competitions this season, Neymar has netted just five.
The Parisians have the opportunity to sign Robert Lewandowski
PSG had the opportunity to sign Robert Lewandowski, according to The hard tackle via SportBILD.
The Ligue 1 giants are set to invest in their attack this summer, with Kylian Mbappe set to join Real Madrid on a free transfer. Lewandowski has emerged as an option for Pochettino. The 33-year-old is in the final 18 months of his contract and hasn’t agreed an extension yet. Lewandowski has scored 45 times this season.
The player’s agent Pini Zahavi has already offered the Polish striker to the Parisians as well as Barcelona. Bayern still have the option to tie Lewandowsnki to a new deal. However, if the Polish international refuses to commit to the club, he could be sold this summer.
Antonio Conte tipped to take the reins of the Parc des Princes
Renowned journalist Fabio Bergomi says Antonio Conte is in advanced talks to take charge of Parc des Princes next season. The Parisians have endured a difficult campaign so far, and manager Mauricio Pochettino’s job could be on the line after failing to win the UEFA Champions League title.
Speaking to Calciomercato, relayed by HITC, Bergomi says the Tottenham Hotspur manager is wanted in Paris. He said:
“There will be a transfer market where we will see coaches like Conte go to PSG. I asked immediately after for the claims about Inter. I immediately phoned contacts, and one of them said the negotiation was very advanced. They want him; they chose his figure because they can’t take it anymore,” Bergomi said.
“PSG must make quality leaps in Europe, and Conte did poorly in cups? He has always pulled teams out of the rubble. When Conte arrived (at Inter), he made a Europa League final and won the Scudetto.”