Lionel Messi already made his debut for PSG last weekend and was reunited with Neymar whom he replaced in the second half. Frenchman Kylian Mbappé scored two goals against Reims. This trident is preparing to be the most powerful attack in the world, Mauricio Pochettino, is already testing different variants to bring together these great players.
Despite the presence of the great Keylor Navas, Gianluigi Donnarumma, who was signed by PSG, the goalkeeper of the Italy Euro champions, would be the one in charge of defending the three posts of the home team at the Parc des Princes.
In the defense, there are three names that are more than clear for now. Achraf Hakimi, who has just won the Serie A title with Inter, will be the right back. Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos will share the central defense, and the doubt is the left back. Faced with such a large number of players at the back, Spaniard Juan Bernat is likely to play in that role, although it would not be unreasonable to think that Pochettino might play with a three-man backline.
The midfield can not be less and is in tune with the entire squad. Most likely, Pochettino will play with three midfielders: Italian Marco Verratti, Argentine Leandro Paredes, who is in very good form at the moment, and Dutch Georginio Wijnaldum. This team's attack will undoubtedly be a headache for the opposing defenders and will scare them with its names. Without a traditional nine-pronged attack, Neymar will start on the left, Kylian Mbappé in the middle and Lionel Messi on the right.
With Messi, Di Maria, Mbappé and Neymar, how PSG would line-up: After a season in which they lost the hegemony in Ligue 1, came second behind Lille, reached the semifinals of the Champions League, where they lost to Manchester City, and only won one title, the French Cup, Paris Saint-Germain will go for everything, with the Champions League as their main goal. Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino will have a large number and quality of players to choose from.
Based on the schemes used during last season and the names chosen, adding those who arrived and Lionel Messi, PSG's ideal eleven could be: Keylor Navas or Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos or Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti or Georginio Wijnaldum; Angel Di Maria; Lionel Messi, Neymar; Kylian Mbappé. In addition, players such as Mauro Icardi, Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera and Julian Draxler would wait on the bench.
PSG 2021 reinforcements
Before the arrival of Lionel Messi, PSG had already closed the arrival of four stars. In goal, Gigi Donnarumma, the recent winner of the European Championship with Italy, arrived. In defense, Sergio Ramos and Achraf Hakimi, Inter champion, were added. In addition, Dutch midfielder Georgino Wijnaldum arrived from Liverpool.
The transfer window is over: will Mbappé stay?
Paris Saint-Germain seems to be able to keep Kylian Mbappé, one of its top players. The 22-year-old Frenchman is under contract until mid-2022 but at the end of 2021 he could agree a deal with a new club and leave for free. In the last match he scored two goals against Reims and was the star of the field. He is wanted by Real Madrid and the striker sees with good eyes to move to Merengue, so the directors of the Parisians analyze selling him in this transfer market so that he does not leave for free later. However, the offers that arrived from Madrid did not satisfy the Parisians and if Real Madrid does not make an effort today, the Frenchman will stay at PSG.