Mercato: a big transfer between PSG and Lille this winter?


By: Manu Tournoux

Paris Saint-Germain would have ticked the name of a great hope of French football for its defense.

After a first part of the season rich in emotions, the Paris Saint-Germain can already draw up a first assessment of his new project. Luis Enrique’s team is at the top of Ligue 1 and is qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. But it also remains very perfectible, in all lines.

On the European scene but also in Ligue 1, the French champions displayed a certain fragility on the defensive level. The contrasting performances of Marquinhos or Milan Skriniar are singled out, in a system where the speed to cover depth in defensive transitions can be lacking.

PSG rushes towards the new Varane

In this context, the prospect of seeing PSG strengthen this winter in defense has gained weight, especially as the return dates of Presnel Kimpembe and Nuno Mendes (which would allow Lucas Hernandez to slide into the center) are still not known. As indicated by Foot Mercato, Luis Campos would have checked the name of Leny Yoro to have an additional solution in central defense. Considered one of the most promising French prospects in this position, the Lille player is valued by his management at 50 million euros. But PSG will have competition from Real Madrid on the file of this talented 18-year-old defender, often compared to Raphaël Varane for his profile.

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