The drastic changes planned by PSG: the end of the “MNM” era and a profound transformation of identity

The trident of Mbappé, Neymar and Messi could be disarmed next season (Photo: @psg_espanol)
The trident of Mbappé, Neymar and Messi could be disarmed next season (Photo: @psg_espanol)

Paris Saint Germain He is going through the most controversial stage of his season with negative results and increasingly irregular performances. Elimination in the round of 16 of the French Cup for the second year in a row was combined with a first-leg mishap against Bayern Munich that could see them out of the Champions League in a few days. The tense calm broke out: the directive is already beginning to plan the next campus with a profound change of identity and the possible end of the “MNM”.

The French medium RMC assured that the sports director, Luis Campos, is already working quietly on the future team and some of the members of the decision-making table are evaluating “dismantling” the trident made up of Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi after two seasons without consistency at the offensive level. What is clear is that Kiki will continue to be the “centre of the project”so those targeted to leave in such a case are the Brazilian and the Argentine who are in the process of discussing their future.

Although during the World Cup the continuity of the For money In Paris, as the weeks went by, that agreement was delayed and today everything seems to be more tied to the results. Although the board does not plan to make “any hasty decision”, in France they recognize that the closure of the various negotiations on the team will be “conditioned” by what happens in the field between now and the middle of the year.

In the midst of this context, the daily The team He repositioned the magnifying glass on a subject that has kept European football on edge for a long time: the few local players who are key players in the most important teams in each league. The journalist Milan Busignies recalled that this past weekend Christope Galtier lined up only three Frenchmen against Lille: Mbappé, Presnel Kimpembe and Timothée Pembélé.

Randal Kolo Muani is one of the surnames that most interests PSG (Photo: Reuters/Molly Darlington)
Randal Kolo Muani is one of the surnames that most interests PSG (Photo: Reuters/Molly Darlington)

“Often criticized for not exploiting this gold mine enough, the club from the capital could make a change in its hiring policy”, they raised. The first step of that plan already has three surnames: Randal Kolo Muani, Marcus Thuram and Manu Cone. The one that most interests Luis Campos is Kolo Muani, the one who had the key ball at his feet to give France the crown in the World Cup in Qatar. The 24-year-old attacker, who came from Nantes, is having a brilliant season in the Eintracht Frankfurt jersey and with his ten goals, he is one of the Bundesliga’s leading scorers.

Along the same lines is Thuram, who after passing through Sochaux and Guingamp emigrated to German Borussia Monchengladbach to currently have his best statistics: his 11 goals in the tournament place him third in the table of top scorers behind the German Niclas Füllkrug (13). and the Frenchman Christopher Nkunku (12). The detail? Nkunku left PSG, but did not have the expected performance and went to German football.

Koné, for his part, is 21 years old and after breaking into Toulouse he emigrated to Monchengladbach last season. His performances “They aroused the interest of PSG”a club that also seduces for its “regattas”. But they are not the only surnames that appear on the radar, since according to RMC The midfielders are also in the folder Youssouf Fofana (Monaco) and Khéphren Thuram (Nice), who is 21 years old and is the brother of Marcus.

Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani have already shared offense with Mbappé in the French team (Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez)
Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani have already shared offense with Mbappé in the French team (Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez)

The media notices that the profile of the new PSG targets is along the same lines: “French, young and successful”. However, the club wants to reduce the wage bill considerably for the next sports calendar and these surnames are highly valued for their future.

However, in that line of putting together a team with a completely French identity at PSG, The team is encouraged to evaluate an eleven that the entity chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi could have: Mike Maignan (Milan); Nordi Mukiele, Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Presnel Kimpembe, Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid); Kone (Borussia Monchengladbach), Warren Zaire-Emery, Adrien Rabiot (Juventus); Mbappe, Colonel Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt) y Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich). Only four of the eleven are at the club today.

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However, there are cases such as that of Maignan o Mendywho were trained in the entity’s youth academy before beginning their professional careers in other clubs, or that of Konate, who is originally from Paris. Nor do they overlook the current yields of Rabiot y Comantwo footballers identified with PSG who decided to leave for various reasons.

The truth is that behind this identity plan, PSG must still continue looking for the elusive glory in the Champions League and on March 8 the club’s outlook could begin to become clearer. After losing 1-0 in the Princes Parkshould give a show of character in the Allianz Arena to reverse the score against Bayern Munich and thus remain alive in the tournament that he has hoped to win for years without luck.

Meanwhile, you can’t stop paying attention to the Ligue 1who seemed to have won it when 2022 closed, but the poor results at the beginning of 2023 left the Olympic Marseille is located as an escort to five points and with an unbeatable chance: next Sunday, February 26, he will receive it at the Velodrome Stadium in an early final.

Will Messi and Neymar continue at PSG next season?
Will Messi and Neymar continue at PSG next season?

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