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PSG’s strange transfer habits

19 Jul 2022 | 16:57 | News

Paris Saint-Germain just welcomed their third rookie for the summer of 2022, and that is striker Ekitik from the Reims Stadium. Paris has only bought 11 players from other Ligue 1 clubs since Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) bought Paris Saint-Germain in 2011.

Ekitik becomes Paris Saint-Germain’s third rookie in the summer of 2022, behind Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes (40 million euros buyout clause) and Porto’s Vitina (41.5 million euros). contract termination clause). The 20-year-old striker has signed a one-year loan deal with Paris Saint-Germain, with an option to buy for 30 million euros.

Before Ekitike, the Paris representative last recruited another Ligue 1 player in 2017, Mbappe from Monaco. In the summer transfer window of 2017, Paris Saint-Germain loaned Mbappe from Monaco for a transfer fee of 35 million euros, with the option of a direct buyout at a price of 145 million euros.

The French striker shone in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt. He has just renewed his contract with the French capital club until June 2025 this summer. It was also Paris Saint-Germain’s most successful domestic transfer in a decade.

In the 2016 summer transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain brought in Hatem Ben Arfa from Nice for free. Ben Arfa impressed in the early stages of his arrival at the Parc des Princes, but then he was inconsistent and left when his contract expired.

Layvin Kurzawa arrived at Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in the summer of 2015 after an impressive period in Monaco. The French left-back made 106 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain in seven years. He was on the Paris Capital club’s priority liquidation list this summer.

Serge Aurier joined Parc des Princes on loan from Toulouse in the summer of 2014, with an option to buy. The Ivorian defender only made 43 appearances for Paris Saint-Germain in three seasons. Aurier had a lot of controversy with his teammates in his final days of donning the Paris Saint-Germain shirt.

Lucas Digne is another full-back Paris Saint-Germain has bought from Ligue 1 over the past decade. The French left-winger arrived at the Parc des Princes from Lille in the summer of 2013 for 15 million euros. After just two seasons, he had to join Roma on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

In the summer of 2011, in QSI’s first transfer window to take over Paris Saint-Germain, the club recruited five other players from the Ligue 1 club, including Duches, Bisevac, Matuidi, Gamer Law, LeCrom. Of the names mentioned above, only Matuidi or Gameiro are considered successful at Paris Saint-Germain.

During the QSI era, most of the signings PSG bought from other clubs in the Ligue 1 were not really successful. Except Mbappe or Matuidi. This could explain the fact that the Parc des Princes recruits stars mainly from foreign competitions.

Highlights PSG – Quevilly: Ramos scores Sergio Ramos opened the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain in a 2-0 friendly win over Queveri on the evening of July 15 (Hanoi time), starting with a Lionel Messi penalty.

Dong Ling

Photo: Reuters