Paris Saint-Germain need to do something to avoid complications related with the Financial Fair Play regulations. And even though Unai Emery is not likely to want any player leaving the side – and thus strengthening an opponent – he is pretty much forced to accept this. It’s the prize for signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the same transfer window.
And after lots of talks in the team’s inner circle, it seems the two players that will leave the club will be Angel Di Maria and Lucas Moura, according to a report from the Mail.
There’s a big reason why PSG need to sell at least two of their players, and it’s because they must raise £70 million in order to avoid penalties from UEFA. Considering the form of the team’s attacking options, PSG could sacrifice the South American duo in order to get the money they need.
Let’s remember PSG spent £198 million for Neymar, and also committed to pay out a further £165M next summer to convert Kylian Mbappe’s loan into a permanent move.
It remains to be seen where these two players could go, though. Considering Di Maria struggled to settle in the Premier League while playing for Manchester United, it seems either La Liga – where he already thrived playing for Real Madrid – or the Serie A could be a more suitable destination for the Argentina international.
Meanwhile, Lucas will probably move to any team that warrants him enough playing time. The winger must become a regular sooner than later if he wants to have a shot at making the Brazil squad for the 2018 World Cup.