Top European Clubs and where they stand before the next season – Paris Saint Germain
The League 1 holders, PSG have been a force to reckon in Europe over the last few years. They have won the league the last two years and will want to prove themselves in Europe and lift a European trophy this season. Laurent Blanc and his men play a unique brand of football led by the iconic footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The club has a great history and this season they have some great players who can make the club reach the heights they are capable of.
And with less than a month to go for the season to begin, we will take a look at the clubs strengths and weakness and their transfer activities in the present window. This will help us understand how PSG may perform in the 2015-16 season.
The defense of the club is as solid as it can get. The captain Thiago Silva, along with his Brazilian team mate David Luiz, have made an impressive partnership in front of the goalkeeper Sirugu and have been hard to score against. The likes of Aurier, Maxwell and Marquinhos have all played their part in the team’s league success last season and the manager will expect nothing less from them in the up-coming season.
The midfield also bears a solid look with Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Verratti, Rabiot and Moura helped with the genius of Javier Pastore. Blanc has a lot of variety in his midfield and will be looking up to them to give his side a good start to the season.
The League 1 champions have a fierce strike force of Zlatan Ibrahimovic assisted by the South American pair of Cavani and Lavezzi. But both Cavani and Lavezzi have not been in the best of the forms and the club is ready to listen to offers for both according to several reports. So the club lacks a bit of depth in the attacking department and will need a bit of re-enforcement in this part of the squad.
Salvatore Sirugu has been the un-disputed No.1 for the club whole of last season. Nicolas Douchez is one of the many fringe players who will be wearing the gloves at the Parc des Princes. Blanc may have to look to this transfer window and find a few improvements to the squad that will make the club even stronger.
The club has not made huge buys this window. K Trapp and Aurier are the most exciting buys by the club. But they have lost Yohan Cabaye to Crystal Palace of the Premier League. They have also bought in B Stambouli from Tottenham FC.
It is learned that Blanc is keen on getting the Manchester United star Angel Di Maria to PSG. Though this will cost a huge amount, PSG will welcome someone of his caliber with open arms. Thiago Motta admitted that a move back to Inter Milan would interest him. So Blanc still has a lot of work to do in the transfer window if he wants to strengthen his squad for the needs of the new season.
PSG have been a top side in France but have not been able to impress in the Europe’s elite competition. Blanc will want to change it and prove to people that he has a team that can beat the best in the business.
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