PSG Press Review: Messi, Mbappé, Ekitike, ready…

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Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Friday, January 13, 2023. The Lionel Messi-Kylian Mbappé reunion almost a month after the World Cup final. Hugo Ekitike and his new dimension, departures possible this winter but not on loan…

In today’s edition, The Parisian evokes the reunion between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. The two PSG attackers have not crossed paths since the final of the world Cup between theArgentina and the France. The Parisian number 7 had returned early while the Pulga celebrated its title in its native country. When the Argentinian (35) returned to training, the Frenchman (24) was on vacation. But yesterday, they met at the Lodge Camp. And according to information from the Ile-de-France daily, the embrace between the two players ” was warm in the privacy of the locker room. ” Although they are not bound by a strong friendship, “lhe two stars have a deep respect for each other and have shown the same satisfaction to be reunited. » Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi should be on the same ground again when moving to reindeer Sunday evening (8:45 p.m., Prime Video) as part of the shock of the 19th day of League 1. They should be accompanied by their friend from the MNM, Neymar.But Christophe Galtier will continue to carefully manage the three men in order to bring them to their best physical level ” in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against the Bayern Munich next February 14. ” Nothing therefore says that they will be aligned at kick-off this Sunday in Breton lands“, concludes The Parisian.

The Parisian which also focuses on Hugo Ekitike. After a difficult start in the jersey of PSG, the young striker (20 years old) is starting to find his place in the Rouge & Bleu attack. He remains on four goals and two assists in his last six matches. ” In recent days, he has packed his bags in his new home after the first months living in a room in the Royal Monceau. » A necessary phase for his daily acclimatization of the PSG and at ” uproar of the capital “Assures the Ile-de-France daily. Ekitike who now feels better installed, within the workforce of Christophe Galtier like in life. “If he has always had the confidence of Kylian Mbappewhose codes and mentality he shares“, he saw that of Lionel Messi or of Neymar to grow. Even though within the PSG he has ” a multifaceted role“He has a very specific goal, to play the leading attackers. A request from his coach, “ seized and applied. With the accumulation of playing time and his goals, four, he gains confidence on the field and he stands out with his realism in front of goal. ” Four achievements on eleven shots attempted in the last five matches. » The Parisian which concludes by explaining that his goal in the face of Angers could become his signing goal. »

The Ile-de-France daily also mentions the deficit of 389 million euros at the end of the 2021-2022 season, the biggest of the five big championships. This can be explained by ” a marvelous transfer window (Messi, Donnarumma, Ramos, Hakimi…), early elimination in Champions League and the still perceptible consequences of covid. ” The PSG also has a payroll of 728 million euros, which has increased by 45% compared to last season. It is higher than the club’s income, estimated at 670 million euros the previous year. But this situation is not alarming for all that assures The Parisian. ” The fact that the revenues are exceeded by the costs, it is almost common. In the case of PSGI wouldn’t say it’s worrying” , Explain Antonio Di Ciannidirector of the football economics and strategy department at Football Benchmark, an institution which revealed the figures of the eight biggest European championships in its annual report. the PSG which can count on the increase in certain incomes thanks to the arrival of Lionel Messi during the summer of 2021. This also allowed the capital club to sign some lucrative sponsorship contracts.

On his side, the team evokes the transfer window of PSG. The latter should look calm. As explained Christophe Galtier, there will be an arrival if there is a departure. The Ile-de-France daily explains that “ if some players are currently negotiating to leave the club, this cannot be done on loan: the PSG has reached its quota for the season. Indeed, the Rouge & Bleu have already loaned eight players over the age of 21 abroad this season (Icardi, Diallo, Wijnaldum, Kurzawa, Herrera, Draxler and Paredes). ” The Fifa now limits the number of reverse transactions to this number. ” The PSG therefore cannot loan players this winter, ” an additional constraint in a transfer window where some could be forced to leave the club“, unless one of his loaned players is sold permanently, which does not seem to be the case.

The name that comes up the most for a possible departure this winter is that of Pablo Sarabia. Even though he didn’t explicitly ask his managers to leave, he did let it be known that he wanted more playing time.” If a suitable solution for everyone is found, no one will oppose his departure“, assures the sports daily. the PSG does not intend to sell off the player, who is in the sights of Wolverhamptonanother club from Premier League and one of league whose names have not been filtered. The possibility of seeing the old Sporting leaving before the end of the transfer window is still high indicates the team. For Keylor Navaslining of Donnarumma, the solution of a loan seemed the only plausible option, assures the sports daily. ” Even if several clubs have inquired in recent days, there is no start of negotiation, for the moment.. » Luis Campos would have already anticipated the possible departure of the former Madrid player by targeting potential replacements ” but Paris will only move in the event of a certain sale, to avoid upsetting the market” , noted the team.

The sports daily which also evokes the presence since the beginning of the year 2023 of Sensitive Pasquale at the head of the recruitment cell of the PSG. If he will be responsible for coordinating player observation on behalf of the PSGthe Italian (51) will also take on the role, unpublished to Parisof ” on-loan player supervisor. He will be responsible for observing but also for going to meet the loanees. » The Teamand explains that Luis Campos wants to be able to take maximum advantage of the transfer of its players to another club. ” With the ambition to find them better, either to reintegrate them into the workforce, or to better sell them and thus make a financial profit. » The Team which also evokes the mercato des Féminines du PSG. Allyson Swabya Jamaican international who plays in central defense at Angel City (USA) must commit in the next few days with the Rouge & Bleu. His arrival must compensate for a possible departure ofEstelle Cascarino at Manchester United.