This summer, Paris Saint-Germain appeared to rip up UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
They splashed an incredible €222 million to sign Neymar from Barcelona before agreeing to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer for a crazy €180 million whilst taking him on loan in the meantime.
Considering that clubs aren’t allowed to make a €30 million loss over the course of a season, the Ligue 1 club need to raise some funds seriously quickly.
But they have a plan.
With the transfer window reopening in January, the club know that there’s a chance to recoup some of the money they’ve splashed out.
And they’ve put up four very talented players for sale in the hope to receive €75 million.
Who PSG are selling
According to L’Equipe, they are: Hatem Ben Arfa, Angel di Maria, Lucas Moura and Javier Pastore.
While Ben Arfa is unlikely to rack up much of a fee due to not playing much first-team football this season, there is hope that Di Maria, Lucas and Pastore will attract plenty of interest.
Di Maria was subject to a €40 million bid from Barcelona in the summer but Unai Emery didn’t want to sell. While he still doesn’t want to sell, if an offer of more than €50 million comes in, his hands will be tied.
As for Lucas, a bid of €20 million will likely be accepted by PSG for the Brazilian. The one sticking point is he’s a close friend to Neymar - and we know what happens if you upset Neymar.
Pastore arrived for €43 million back in 2011, becoming the first big signing under the Qatari owners. However, the 28-year-old’s days look numbered at the club and is likely to leave for around €20 million.
So, there’s going to be a fire-sale at PSG this winter and there are four players capable of playing at the highest level up for grabs.
Emery's side are selling on the cheap. Any takers?
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