The arrival of Messi to the Parisian team generates a luxury squad, with two possible top-level formations. The team will be a great candidate to win everything this season.
Perhaps the football news of the decade was that Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona, a club in which he had spent all his professional sports life and in which he knew how to get very important titles. Photo: IG-PSG
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Leer en español: El megaequipo millonario que tendrá el PSG tras la llegada de Messi
Perhaps the soccer news of the decade was that Lionel Messi left FC Barcelona, a club in which he had spent all his professional sports life and in which he knew how to get very important titles. After some speculation regarding his future, everything is clear: he will play for Paris Saint Germain.
This popular French team, popularly known as PSG, is one of the most millionaires on the planet. This explains why they can afford to sign a world star of the caliber of Rosario, with the aim of aspiring to get the great title that they still cannot: the UEFA Champions League.
Hand in hand with the Qatari sheiks, who operate in the Parisian club, before Messi's signing they decided to invest millions to further empower a team full of elite figures. With the arrival of the Argentine forward, not only will they have an incredible eleven, but they will also have important spare parts. Let's see how the squad would be made up.
Messi and PSG
The first thing to mention is that PSG has one of the most expensive teams in the world. According to Transfermarkt, the current value of the workforce, without considering the arrival of the Argentine, is 917,750,000 euros. At present, the distribution of the main figures is given as follows:
- Kylian Mbappé: 160 million euros.
- Neymar: 100 million euros.
- Marquinhos: 75 million euros.
- Gianluigi Donnarumma: 65 million euros.
- Achraf Hakimi: 60 million euros.
- Marco Verratti: 55 million euros.
- Presnel Kimpembe: 40 million euros.
- Mauro Icardi: 40 million euros.
- Georginio Wijnaldum: 30 million euros.
- Pablo Sarabia: 25 million euros.
In this sense, the arrival of the former Blaugrana player will do nothing but strengthen the numbers on the roster. At 34 years old, he has a market value of 80 million euros, approximately, since his age affects the figure. Therefore, it would rank as the third most expensive of the Parisian team.
The arrival of Messi does nothing but strengthen the desire to improve a squad that was already competitive. Let us remember that, for this season, they invested 75 million euros to incorporate five players who will raise the level of the team enormously.
For example, they signed the defender Hakimi from Inter Milan for € 60 million. For 15 million euros they decided to buy Danilo Pereira's token, who was on loan from Porto. As a free play, goalkeeper Donnarumma, defender Sergio Ramos and midfielder Wijnaldum arrived at the institution. In other words, all high-caliber acquisitions.
This is not everything. In addition to the top 10 highest-paid players on the squad and the addition of these new players (including Lionel Messi), PSG has other great soccer players. For example, Keylor Navas, Di María, Paredes, Bernat, Kurzawa, Rafinha, Ander Herrera, Gueye, Draxler or Icardi, just to name other examples.
This will be a "beautiful headache" for the coach, Mauricio Pochettino, as he will have at his disposal a wide variety of prestigious players. In this way, the starting lineup of PSG for the 2021-2022 season could be as follows:
- Donnarumma; Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Walls, Wijnaldum; Di Maria, Messi, Neymar; Mbappe
For a possible substitute formation -which would also serve as a replacement in certain matches-, the following could be aligned:
- Keylor Navas / Sergio Rico; Kehrer, Diallo / Dagba, Kurzawa; Draxler, Ander Herrera / Gueye, Danilo Pereira, Verratti / Xavi Simons, Bernat / Sarabia; Rafinha; Icardi
As we can see, they are two competitive formations and with their respective variants in any area of the court. Undoubtedly, with the arrival of Messi, PSG will aspire to get all the trophies of the season. Can he be crowned in the UEFA Champions League? For now, he is the maximum candidate to achieve it.