All four together. Mauro Icardi, Leo Messi, Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes in a PSG training session last season.
Leandro Paredes and Mauro Icardi appear a roster of at least 11 players declared transferable from the new coach of Paris Saint Germain, Christophe Galtier, in view of the next season. Yes, after Ángel Di María’s departure from Juventus, Lionel Messi can stay like that the only Argentine in the squad of the almighty French club.
“The strong sweep made by Galtier includes 11 high-cost players for PSG”the papers reveal this Monday L’Equipe Y The Parisians.
On that payroll “Argentines Paredes and Icardi appear along with 9 other players who receive high salaries” for the club led by Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
The brand new DT, Christophe Galtier, and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Photo: AFP
Paredes, 28, has a contract until 2025 and has been valued at around 35 million euros, while Icardi, 29, has signed until June 2024 and its market value is 22 million.
The other players the club will be looking to negotiate are Abdou Diallo, Georginio Wijnaldum, Lavyn Kurzawa, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Idrissa Gueye, Danilo Pereira, Thilo Kehrer and Dina Ebimbe.
The return of Mbappé
Mbappé returned to PSG training. REUTERS / Benoit Tessier
Kylian Mbappé resumed training with PSG on Monday ahead of the 2022-23 season, according to images released by the club on social media.
Together with Spaniard Pablo Sarabia and Presnel Kimpembe, the world champion gathered at the Camp des Loges, PSG’s training center in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
These three players had had one more week off than the rest of the squad, who returned for physical and medical exams earlier last week. Messi could have returned this Monday as well, but surprisingly he decided to interrupt his rest and hasten his return to join training in the middle of last week.
The 23-year-old French champion, the club’s superstar, extended his contract at the end of May for three seasons. This has opened a new page in the recent history of the club, symbolized by the departure of the coach Mauricio Pochettino, replaced by Galtier, and that of the sporting director Leonardo, who was replaced by the Portuguese Luis Campos.
The PSG tour
Messi, last Tuesday, returning to train with PSG.
PSG will play their first friendly warm-up on Friday, before flying the next day for a tour to Japan.
The first official match of the Parisian club for the Trophée des Champions, as the French Super Cup is called, is scheduled in Tel Aviv, which will be played on 31 July, as Ligue 1 champions, against the winner of the Cup, Nantes.