The 27-year-old PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi has expressed his desires to play in the Premier League before his time runs out. Matuidi is at pick of his career right playing regular football for club and country at the highest levels.
Matuidi has impressed in Champions League this season for PSG in the win against Barcelona earlier in the season and in the draw at home against Chelsea. Matuidi could be available at a price of £25 million and the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal have previously inquired about the player.
As per the latest reports from L’equipe, Matuidi wants to quit France to pursue fresher challenge with the Manchester Clubs (United & City) are the leading contenders to sign the PSG star. Matuidi is valued at £25 million by the French Champions, if he eventually decides to leave the club
City were interested in signing Matuidi before he signed his contract extension with the French club and with growing speculations surrounding Yaya Toure’s departure from the club, Matuidi’s presence in City’s midfield would make perfect sense.
As for City’s rivals United, they are linked with every dynamic midfielder that becomes available for transfer. United’s midfield lacks speed and creativity and Matuidi with his driving runs and energy would be the perfect signing for Van Gaal’s side.
Matuidi’s current contract runs till 2018 and the French champions are looking to hold on to the box-to-box midfielder at least till his contract expires. One other key aspect surrounding Matuidi’s departure would be the FFP regulation which will tempt PSG to cash in on the Frenchman and look for able replacement.
Matuidi joined PSG from St. Etienne in the summer of 2011 and has been capped 32 times for the French national side till now. With Matuidi’s eyes set on a move to Premier League, we can expect a tug of war worth £25 million between Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal for the signature of this talented PSG midfielder.