Aiming to reshape the squad for next season, Paris Saint-Germain is eyeing several players. However, the Parisian club’s sporting director Leonardo has been watching three AC Milan players.
According to the website ‘Tuttosport’, Leonardo would be keeping an eye on his countryman, the Brazilian Lucas Paqueta, and also on the midfield Ismael Bennacer and on the goalkeeper Donnarumma.
For Paris Saint Germain to sign the AC Milan trio, the team will need to pay something around 130 million euros.
The Italian club’s board has already given the green light regarding selling Paqueta, who’s seen as a promising and talented player, but couldn’t adapt himself to the AC Milan style, and has been facing a lot of criticism from the club’s fans and also from the Milan press.
Subsequently, the negotiations with Algerian Ismael Bennacer and Italian Donnarumma should be more complicated, since both have been a fundamental piece for the Italian team’s system.
I think that’s easier for PSG to sign Bennacer than Donnarumma. Donnarumma has been goalkeeping AC Milan since he was 16 years old, and he’s seen as the new Gianluigi Buffon.
Donnarumma has his whole focus on the Rossoneri, and I’m sure if he had to leave the Milan club, he would prefer to move for another Serie A club rather than going for an uncertain adventure in another place in Europe.
Perhaps Paqueta would be the best option for Leonardo’s PSG. The Brazilian midfielder would feel at home in Paris, since there are some Brazilians like Neymar and Thiago Silva, besides Leonardo himself in the Parisian squad.
However, Neymar could be a bad dangerous influence on Paqueta, who clearly has got all the skills of a talented midfielder, but needs to focus a little bit more on playing football.
Some say that Paqueta plays better when he’s training than in the actual matches, which is weird if it’s true. If a packed stadium plays a negative role in his mind, this could be the perfect time for him to shine and show all he’s worth, as the Stadiums will be empty due to the behind closed doors games throughout the whole of Europe for a long time.