Since the start of the summer transfer window, two French clubs have been particularly active. If Olympique de Marseille has announced its eighth recruit with the recent officialization of Pau Lopez (26), Paris Saint Germain, historic rival of the Marseille club, is not left out. After having attracted in their nets Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and more recently Achraf Hakimi, the club of the capital can also count on the arrival of the emblematic Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos. An arrival which did not fail to react within the Parisian locker room and which notably questions Presnel Kimpembe according to daily information The team.
A status called into question
Coming out of a disappointing Euro, like the France team (eliminated in the round of 16 against Switzerland), the Parisian titi did not necessarily convince in this new leadership mission that the coach Didier Deschamps wanted to confide in him. A role that he has known for several seasons within the club of the capital – he who officiates as vice-captain on the coasts of Marquinhos – but which could be called into question with the arrival of a Sergio Ramos with a colossal CV (25 trophies to his credit). And if Mauricio Pochettino seems to be heading towards a tactical system with three central defenders which would not worry “Presko” in this role of holder, what about the Parisian darling if the Argentinian tactician opted for a 4-4-2?
A badly perceived arrival?
Under contract until June 2024, Presnel Kimpembe is certainly deeply attached to his training club, but it has obviously not escaped him that the recent arrivals of recruits with generous emoluments, mentioned above, reshuffled the salary hierarchy of the PSG locker room. . A situation which therefore raises the question of the ego and the status of each internally. If Kylian Mbappé and Marquinhos would have preferred to be warned a little earlier of the recruitment of the former Madrilenian, “Presko” himself wonders about such reinforcement at his post.
The temptation to leave?
If the Parisian central defender therefore expects renewed confidence from the entire staff, he also knows that he has a good odds across the Channel. In recent seasons, the two Manchester giants have come forward often to attract him, but Chelsea remain in the race to get the PSG star back. And although the Blues are obliged to sell during this summer transfer window, the possibility of seeing the former Parisian hinge Thiago Silva-Presnel Kimpembe under the orders of a certain Thomas Tuchel could soon become a very serious subject. ..