Mercato Mercato – Rayan Cherki at PSG, Mbappé takes a stand!

Mercato Mercato – Rayan Cherki at PSG, Mbappé takes a stand!

The rumor of PSG’s interest in Rayan Cherki is now proven information. OL resisted two attacks for their nugget, but Kylian Mbappé validated this arrival which would cause a sensation.

Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais at the heart of one of the most surprising transfers of recent years, it’s off to a few days of madness with the rumor of the arrival of Rayan Cherki in the capital. Long considered the prodigy who could put OL back on the right track and make it a candidate for European places again, the young left-hander has not been able to convince completely since his birth. Neither Peter Bosz nor Laurent Blanc trust him completely, even if his playing time has been growing in recent months. But PSG have targeted Cherki for several years, and believe it is now time to take action.

PSG need Cherki


Several reasons for this. Tactically, Christophe Galtier would like to be able to evolve in a 4-4-2 to vary his options, and needs a player capable of evolving on the right by returning to his left foot, which Cherki knows how to do even if he especially appreciates to be in line. Then, Luis Campos would like to continue his policy of “Frenchifying” the Parisian locker room, and a young French talent would be appreciated in this sense. Finally, Paris SG is convinced that in a more positive environment, with a team that dominates its matches, the OL midfielder could put themselves much more to their advantage and explode their talent, even with a joker role.

Mbappé has a weakness for Cherki

As a result, Le Parisien and L’Equipe jointly confirm that PSG have already tried twice to convince OL to give them their nugget. Jean-Michel Aulas knows that the file is sensitive, and he has publicly denied any desire from Lyon to sell Rayan Cherki. Five days apart, the Parisian offers were rejected by OL. It must be said that for the moment, Paris SG has probably not gone all out to bring in the international hopefuls. Le Parisien claims that PSG will find it difficult to rise to more than 10 or even 15 million euros. Luis Campos would like a loan with an option to buy, but in terms of image, Jean-Michel Aulas knows that this type of transaction would be catastrophic. Especially since, if ever the Lyonnais decided to sell their 19-year-old player, it would be for an amount of at least 20 million euros, for an element still under contract for a year and a half.

An active file therefore, but for the moment a little stuck. A player can unblock this situation, since Kylian Mbappé has his say. The French international is very fond of Rayan Cherki, and the two players exchange regularly, as the Lyonnais had confided some time ago. The PSG striker believes that such an arrival would be beneficial to the group, to the team, and also to the locker room which is no longer really dominated as before by the “Hispanic” gang. Kylian Mbappé’s opinion could count, especially with Luis Campos, who knows that he does not have the budget this winter to recruit heavyweights, but could well go all out to get one of the nuggets of the championship. France.