Landed at PSG last summer from RB Leipzig for a total sum of approximately 12 million euros, Nordic Mukiele is in a real upward phase. Small focus on a player who could have a shot in the coming months.
During the last summer transfer market, the PSG has chosen to invest in elements that can, for the most part, complete its bench. Renato Sanches, Carlos Soler, Fabian Ruiz, Hugo Ekitike and Nordi Mukiele have thus come to fill the workforce at the disposal of Christophe Galtier. And after five months of competition, several of them have not really confirmed, an understatement. This necessarily raises questions about the procedures Red Blue on the transfer window.
Nordi Mukiele, a luxury substitute
However, two of these neo-Parisians are slowly but surely starting to make their mark. We necessarily think of Hugo Ekitike and Nordi Mukiele. Regarding the last city, its rise to power is more than notable. And unlike the other recruits, there may be a rational explanation for this state of affairs. Indeed, the former Montpellier player is one of the few to really have had quite a lot of playing time since his arrival in Paris (21 appearances for 1147 minutes played).
Several factors explain this, the most predominant being its versatility. This is also why Luis Campos decided to set his sights on the defector of the RBL. Sometimes in a three-man defense, sometimes right side, sometimes axial in a two-headed hinge, Nordi Mukiele fill in the gaps. And it is clear that he does so with some success.
The beginnings of the international tricolor were not, however, the most famous. Timorous, hesitating to create excess numbers and, above all, clumsy in some of his anticipations, Nordi Mukiele has, logically, needed a period of adaptation. But this seems to have come to an end. This observation was already taking shape just before the World Cup to Qatar not take his rights. Better, since the various continental competitions have resumed, the nuance is no longer one and the 25-year-old player aligns quality services. Holder on the right side of defense Red Blue in the absence ofAshraf Hakimihe has thus largely been able to maintain his rank.
Achraf Hakimi / Nordi Mukiele, a real competition to set up?
In addition to being solid defensively, Nordi Mukiele is, above all, decisive. On his last two outings within the French elite for example, he is directly involved in the three achievements of his people. Proof of his offensive range found. Facing RC Lensdespite the setback conceded, it is he who tears himself away to bring danger into the opposing area. Brice Sambathe last Blood & Gold rampart, having touched the sphere beforeHugo Ekitike does not conclude, the assist has therefore not been counted. On the other hand, this Wednesday evening against the Angers SCOhe distilled two precise offerings to his partners, who are Hugo Ekitikehim again, and Lionel Messi.
These are all elements which largely plead in favor of Nordi Mukiele. The latter also expressed his satisfaction in front of the press this Wednesday evening: “A game with two assists? It hadn’t happened to me since my last match at leipzig. I am very happy to have helped the team. These are my first two in an official match with Paris, I am very happy because we won the match. The most important thing for me is also the clean sheet. Against lenswe had taken three, against Chateauroux, a. For a defense, it’s never good. But now, we leave with three points, we do not take a goal and that is the most important thing tonight. ”
From there to see it tickle the ankles ofAshraf Hakimi ? If he continues on this path in the coming weeks, the question could well arise. Because yes, for his part, despite some outbursts, the Moroccan international has an unfortunate tendency to rest on his achievements. The competition that should then be established could allow a form of synergy. A synergy that would undoubtedly benefit both players and therefore, inevitably, the PSG.
It would be surprising to see the hierarchy in this position reversed. No, there is reason to believe that the number 26 Ile-de-France will retain this role of luxury substitute. Which should allow him, moreover, to grab playing time also as a central defender. Spread the word : Nordi Mukiele hungry for land. And this is rather good since the PSG will obviously have great need of all his vital forces a stone’s throw from his double confrontation in the round of 16 of Champions League facing Bayern Munich… .