Paris Saint-Germain splashed the cash this summer, as they broke the transfer record fee on a single player by buying Neymar for an astonishing €222m Euros. They also brought in lucrative players like Kylian Mbappé and Dani Alves.
Buying such high demanding players have left other PSG players out in the cold. Some players have seen their role diminish with the addition of these players. Some will want to leave Paris this winter to gain playing time elsewhere.
PSG should want to sell players too, so they don’t find themselves dealing with the FFP( Financial Fair Play). Here are three players PSG should sell in January.
The pacey Brazilan winger has seen his minutes reduce, with players like Neymar, Mbappé, Draxler, and Di Maria all seeing more minutes than him. He has only played a total of 72 minutes in the League this year after 12 games and has yet to feature in the Champions League this season.
Lucas was once a sought-after youngster from Brazil who had lots of potential. Lucas is still a good winger with lots of pace and could be an important player for lots of top clubs around Europe.
Final Verdict: Sold to Arsenal or Inter
Ángel Di María
Di María was once one of the best midfielders in the world when he won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014. Things went downhill fast for Di María after his failed transfer to Manchester United.
He rediscovered his form with PSG when he moved in 2015, but the introduction to Neymar and Mbappe has limited his minutes. With the World Cup approaching this summer, Di María will want minutes so talented Argentian youngsters don’t get picked ahead of him.
Final Verdict: Sold to Barcelona, maybe China
Nkunku is a young French midfielder who came through the PSG academy. Nkunku doesn’t feature much for the first team and need’s minutes to further develop.
PSG would benefit from this as well, due to them not having many homegrown players in the squad. Loaning him out for the half year could see him develop enough to become a rotation player.
With Thiago Motta’s retirement looking imminent within the next couple years, Nkunku wouldn’t directly replace Motta but could fill an empty slot in midfield.
Final Verdict: Loaned to midtable Ligue 1 side
PSG’s colossal spending over the years has overshadowed the effects it has on decent players not getting any game time. No one wants to see talents getting wasted on the bench and Di Maria, Lucas, and Nkunku could all benefit with a move this January.