The news fell on Tuesday, December 27 at the end of the afternoon, Presnel Kimpembe will be on the pitch within a month, no less. The tricolor continues his harmful period since his physical condition unfortunately did not allow him to participate in the 2022 World Cup. Marquinhos is struggling to regain his level of confirmed international defender. Faced with this, a debate is open: strengthen the Parisian rearguard on this winter transfer window or trust the forces present?
As confirmed the Parisian lately, Presnel Kimpembe is not ready to help Marquinhos in the central hinge. Indeed, his return is announced in a month, at least. Given his current mental state following the forfeiture in the World Cup, the Brazilian captain no longer seems to be indisputable in the eyes of observers. And that’s when we can ask ourselves the question: should PSG start a project in central defense? Two solutions are available to the Parisian club. The winter transfer window or counting on the current workforce.
The winter transfer window opened on January 1, 2023 at 00:00. Some players announced on departure require special attention. For some, Paris Saint-Germain is not the only solution to take a step in a career.
With the long unavailability of Presnel Kimpembe 🇫🇷, who to recruit as central defender ❓
— PSG COMMUNITY (@psgcommunity_) December 27, 2022
Promising or confirmed players, the tracks are not lacking for PSG.
- Josko Gvardiol : Author of a very promising start to the season with Leipzig and a quality World Cup, the Croatian defender attracts the big European teams. His young age (20 years old) and his overflowing maturity make him a highly coveted profile. Tough negotiations ahead.
- Ruben Dias : Arrived from the side of Manchester City in the 2020 summer transfer window from Benfica, the Portuguese has also been one of the great revelations in his position for 2-3 years. Big black dot, he plays Manchester City and they will probably not be ready to let it slip away on the capital. Next.
- A quality French trio, to choose from, which seems to have the shoulders to win at PSG: Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate and Jean-Clair Todibo. They will be able to communicate easily with Marquinhos Where Kimpembe which is obviously not to be neglected in central defense. The talent is present. Some are “unfinished”. These are still very interesting profiles.
- A profile that we can enter in the box of “old” or “old hands”: Virgil Van Dijk. I can already see you frowning. Why not end your career in style on the side of the city of lights? At 31, it’s a track to study.
Of these six players mentioned, my preference is for the first two. Young, promising, confirmed maturities, international at each gathering in their selection. It’s all there, just to enjoy watching them under the Parisian tunic. However, the feasibility of these operations may be very complicated.
Parisian training, is it the moment?
Paris Saint-Germain also have a generational crack in central defence, if we are to believe the youth specialists of the Ile-de-France team: El Chadaille Bitshiabu. In the 2-1 home win against Strasbourg on Wednesday December 28, the Parisian titi was established in a position he knows little about, on the left side. He immediately knew how to make an impact in the duels, showing serenity and concentration during the 78 minutes played. Faced with this, wouldn’t this be the right time to give him a more important role in the workforce? This is a possibility which, in time, may no longer be one and become a real solution for Christophe Galtier.
💪 A /10 mark for Bitshiabu’s first tenure? pic.twitter.com/3IOwkw8vi4
— PSG COMMUNITY (@psgcommunity_) December 28, 2022
Marquinhos’ performances disputed
The captain of the Parisian formation is really struggling to find his level which was his before the elimination against the real Madrid Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Parisian supporters are beginning to question the wish to extend the Brazilian defender. This project in central defense, long awaited by the club’s followers, should it not go through the future of Marquinhos ? Patience or put him on the transfer market?
🚨🚨 Marquinhos 🇧🇷: “My extension? It is going well ! » #PSG
— PSG COMMUNITY (@psgcommunity_) January 1, 2023
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