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Farewell to Messi, PSG interested in Erling Haaland?


According to international media, PSG is preparing for a blockbuster contract in case Lionel Messi leaves this summer.

Following their recent disappointment in the European stage where they were eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich, PSG’s top brass is now planning to rebuild the team for the upcoming season.

Some sources suggest that the French team could be ready to part ways with Messi and Neymar this summer for various reasons. While the Argentine captain refuses to accept a 30% pay cut for contract renewal, Neymar is struggling with injuries and off-field issues.

In their efforts to build a team around Kylian Mbappe, the “rich Frenchman” may turn to Man City’s prolific striker, Erling Haaland.


According to the latest reports from journalist Daniel Riolo, PSG could start a “new era” around Mbappe and Haaland. Speaking to Football.fr, Riolo admitted that there are doubts about whether Man City’s ownership in Abu Dhabi can be sold to Qatar’s wealthy owners of PSG.

But the French club could solve the issue by simply breaking Haaland’s release clause, which is said to be around £175 million. Haaland is also one of the most valuable football players in the world in 2023.

If the deal goes through, Haaland will surpass Philippe Coutinho as the highest-paid transfer fee Premier League player in history. In 2018, Coutinho fetched Liverpool £120 million when he joined Barcelona.

The 2022/23 season is not yet over, but Erling Haaland has already secured a place in the Premier League’s best XI. The former Dortmund star has scored 28 goals in 26 games, just 4 goals away from the all-time record in the English top-flight.

Across all competitions, Haaland has already scored 34 goals, far exceeding expectations for a player who has just arrived in the English game.

Meanwhile, the future of coach Christophe Galtier is more uncertain than ever after failing to lead the team deep into the Champions League. Maybe he will be the next sacked football manager this season.

Zinedine Zidane, who has a good relationship with Kylian Mbappe, has emerged as the frontrunner for the hot seat at Parc des Princes. “Zizou” has the opportunity to coach two of the world’s most talented strikers, Mbappe and Haaland, in the 2023/24 season.


PSG will face competition from Real Madrid for Haaland’s signature. The Norwegian’s agent has hinted at his client’s desire to play at the Bernabeu in the near future.

To combine Mbappe and Haaland in the team, PSG will have to sell some players to comply with financial fair play rules. They may also have to compete with Real Madrid for Haaland’s signature.

The Spanish giants are fond of the Norwegian and could make an offer this summer, although they were expected to wait until 2024. Los Blancos are building the best young core in Europe, with Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Fede Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Endrick.

In other news, L’Equipe reports that in addition to Haaland, PSG’s football advisor Luis Campos is also interested in other attacking stars, including Bernardo Silva (Man City), Bernardo Silva (Benfica), and Victor Osimhen (Napoli).

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