Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint-Germain Planning Life after Neymar Already?
Cash-rich Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly planning for life after Neymar if reports in France are to be believed.
They signed the Brazilian superstar from Barcelona in the summer of 2017 for a fee that is still the world record. However, things have not gone the way they had planned.
Neymar has consistently struggled with injury problems. He also does not share the best relationship with the fans as well and it is believed that the 27-year-old is keen on moving back to Spain.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have been consistently linked with moves for the global superstar. It is understood that PSG are ready to part ways with the Brazilian and have identified Bundesliga sensation Kai Havertz as the replacement for the former Santos superstar.
Havertz is rated very highly in the footballing fraternity at the moment and almost every big club in the world has their eyes on the German wonder-kid.
Apart from La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, Premier League top guns Manchester United and Liverpool are also believed to be interested in the 20-year-old's services.
Now, PSG have also entered the race for the German whizkid who plies his trade for Bayer Leverkusen right now. Havertz is on a contract at BayArena that will not expire in three years. The German side are certainly in the driving seat in determining the future of the world-class talent.
Havertz is predominantly a number ten, but can also play in a range of positions. He is capable of playing on either flank or even as a number eight.
The youngster has an eye for the killer pass and is brilliant with both feet. With a big frame of 6 ft. 2 in, Havertz is quite strong as well and do not get out-muscled. It's surprising to see a player with a big frame like him having so many technical qualities.
Havertz is still just 20 years of age and would be a long-term prospect at Parc des Princes. He will certainly cost the Ligue 1 holders a fortune but that should not be a problem for them.
PSG is managed by a German manager in Thomas Tuchel, which would certainly help the German wonder-kid to settle in quickly at the French capital-based club.
They also have two German players in Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer and German speaaking Cameroonian, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, which will also help his cause.
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