The news that Paul Pogba appears to be on the verge of leaving Manchester United may come as no surprise to anyone.
And it is also not understood that Paris Saint-Germain are leading the queue to sign him.
The French giants have so far been extremely busy in the summer transfer window, making deals for expensive new hires and some of the best talent available on free transfers.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Gini Wijnaldum all moved to the French capital after their contracts at previous clubs expired, while club owners had no problem shell out the money to bring Achraf Hakimi to Paris. from Inter Milan.
So PSG are nasty this summer, and signing Pogba would only be one step closer to achieving their ultimate goal.
This goal ?
The Champions League.
Perhaps, in the end, the idea of winning their very first major European crown – and a first since the 2001 Intertoto Cup, no less – behind closed doors just didn’t appeal to PSG, which has lost in the Champions League final to Bayern Munich in 2020.
Last year, it was Manchester City who got the better of them in a semi-final in which the French team were clearly the weaker of the two teams. Measures have therefore been taken to try to win the crown that the club dreams of.
Italy Donnarumma , a new European champion and player of the tournament this summer will undoubtedly take over as the new No.1 having arrived on a free transfer from AC Milan, not that there has been much trouble with the previous first choice Keylor Navas.
In defense, Hakimi will take the place of right-back which was previously often occupied by promising youngster Colin Dagba, with German Thilo Kehrer also able to play there.
Ramos other Marquinhos will form a nice pair of central defenders, with coverage of Frenchman Presnel Kimpembe and Senegalese international Abdou Diallo, with an offensive spirit Juan Bernat left and covered by Layvin Kurzawa.
The midfielder then sees the Italian star Marco Verratti in the center as a player who will seek to break the game, with Wijnaldum and potentially Pogba both are surely waiting for starting berths.
In reserve are Argentina’s Leandro Paredes, who is said to have the misfortune of losing his place, as well as Danilo, ex-Aston Villa and Everton Idrissa Gueye and ex-Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera.
Then joining the attack from the right could be Angel Di Maria , with Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia in the reserve after the latter’s impressive Euros with Spain.
Of course, then we know all about Neymar other Kylian Mbappé , but Mauro Icardi is also still at the club.
A team capable of winning Ligue 1? Without a doubt.
And the Champions League? It will be their greatest chance.