Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is likely to make a few changes to their squad this summer. The Parisians ended the season as champions of France but faltered in the UEFA Champions League once again, losing to Real Madrid in the round of 16.
Meanwhile, Angel Di Maria made a special request to Lionel Messi and Neymar. In another development, Ruben Amorim is the striker replacing current coach Mauricio Pochettino at Parc des Princes.
On that note, here’s a look at the key PSG transfer stories on May 23, 2022:
Angel Di Maria makes a special request to Lionel Messi and Neymar
Angel Di Maria has asked Lionel Messi to wear the number 10 shirt of PSG next season. The Argentine is currently chasing the number 30, while the number 10 is coveted by Neymar. The 34-year-old has worn the number 10 shirt for most of his career, at both La Albiceleste and Barcelona.
Without a doubt, Messi is one of the best players to wear a shirt number that epitomizes excellence in football. Di Maria believes he should choose the number 10 shirt for the Parisians next season. With the former Real Madrid player set to leave the club, it opens up the possibility of such a transition.
Di Maria’s departure will free up the number 11 Neymar wore at Camp Nou. Speaking recently, Di Maria urged the Brazilian player to accept his number to allow Messi to wear the number 10 shirt in Paris.
“Leo is the best in the world; he’s never sad. He’s never going to go through that. At that point, I told him. From next year, he has to ask for a 10, Ney. 11 just got it, and that’s It. I think he’s number ten; he’s the best in the world. And look, number ten let’s have one for him,” Di Maria said.
Ruben Amorim is favorite to replace Mauricio Pochettino at PSG
Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim is the preferred man to replace Mauricio Pochettino at the Parc des Princes, according to PSG Talk via Le Parisien.
The Argentinian coach’s future is looking good after failing to guide his side to winning the UEFA Champions League. PSG are looking for an alternative market and Amorim, 37, is the latest name to be linked with the job.
The Portuguese was successful with Sporting Lisbon, guiding them to the championship last season. He helped the Portuguese side finish in second place in the league during the recent closing campaign.
The Parisians were impressed with Amorim and wanted to put him in charge of the Parc des Princes affairs. The Portuguese player is currently with Sporting until 2024 and has a release clause of 30 million euros.
Unai Emery criticizes Kylian Mbappe
Villarreal coach Unai Emery has criticized Kylian Mbappe for leading Real Madrid in a wild goose chase. The French striker is said to be close to joining Los Blancos before the summer. However, he changed his mind at the 11th hour and signed an extension with PSG.
Speaking recently, Emery revealed his displeasure about the entire episode.
“It was a very personal decision, but it came too late. I appreciate the boy very much and I respect his decision, but not when or how he made it. It was not good for him. football,” said Emery.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-psg-transfer-news-roundup-angel-di-maria-makes-request-lionel-messi-neymar-ruben-amorim-favourite-replace-mauricio-pochettino-23-may-2022?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda PSG Transfer News Roundup: Angel Di Maria makes request to Lionel Messi and Neymar; Ruben Amorim favourite to replace Mauricio Pochettino, and more