PSG is digging a new path for the post-Mbappé era


By: Manu Tournoux

The “Kylian Saint-Germain” is almost over. Last April, the French star used this expression to mark his dissatisfaction after being highlighted during PSG’s resubscription campaign for the 2023-24 season. However, the Bondynois is the headliner of the capital club after the departures of Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi during the summer. But like his two acolytes from the MNM, KM7 will leave the residents of the Parc des Princes. At the end of his contract next June, the captain of the Blues decided that it was time to look elsewhere after seven years of good and loyal service.

PSG really appreciates Luis Diaz

And it is at Real Madrid that the 25-year-old player will continue his career. At the same time, the French champions are preparing for life without Kylian Mbappé. On the pitch, Luis Enrique does not hesitate to do without his services to learn to play without him. Behind the scenes, the managers are already at work trying to find the player or players who will replace him. Quickly, the names of Victor Osimhen (Naples), Rafael Leão (AC Milan), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) were directly or indirectly linked to the French club. This Wednesday, another name came out of the hat.

Indeed, El País, Colombian version, reveals that Luis Diaz is very popular with Paris Saint-Germain. Recruited in the 2022 winter transfer window by Liverpool, the former FC Porto player quickly made his mark and finished his first half of the season with 6 goals and 4 assists in 26 games (18 starts). A great feat in a team led by the Salah-Mané-Firmino trio. The following season, the first played entirely with the Reds, he scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists in 21 appearances in all competitions (15 starts).

Liverpool do not close the door

However, it should be remembered that he suffered a serious knee injury and missed 188 days of competition. This season, the Colombian has been used 38 times by Jürgen Klopp (30 starts). Time to score 11 goals and give 3 assists. In good shape, Luis Diaz was able to bounce back, having experienced difficult times in recent months with the kidnapping of his parents in the country. But everything is back to normal for the player who can see the future with peace of mind. But it may not be Liverpool.

El País explains that he risks leaving the Reds, who are not necessarily closed to a sale of players under contract until 2027. His departure could help fill the coffers in order to recruit and complete the extensions of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, which are priorities in the eyes of management. The door is therefore ajar for Luis Diaz, whom PSG appreciates. The French club believes that this is a great market opportunity and is thinking of him for the post-Mbappé era according to El País. But the competition is there. If Barça is out of the race, due to lack of resources, AC Milan is also in the mix. But PSG has the assets to win.

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