Foot – Market – PSG
Last summer, Leonardo was very active in the transfer market to consolidate PSG. The stars were followed by the arrival of Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Lionel Messi and Nuno Mendes. However, not all of them had the same success at PSG. Still, as for the Portuguese left-back, it’s a real good draw for Leonardo.
Hoping to finally report the Champions League, the PSG had then strengthened accordingly last summer and all this without spending too much. Indeed, Leonardo has made significant strides in the transfer market Wijnaldum, Ramos, Donnarumma et MESS who were free from any contract. Achraf Hakimi was recruited for almost € 70m at theInter MilaWith the arrival of the Moroccan, the PSG thus offering himself one of the best in the right back position, at the same time solving his problems in that position. And the capital club did the same on the other side. While Mitchel Bakker had been sold, that Juan Bernat was struggling to recover from his injury and that Layvin Kurzawa was clearly no longer desired, that is Nuno Mendes who put down his suitcases at the PSG. While Pablo Sarabia flew for the Sporting Portugal, the Lusitanian winger went the other way, being loaned with an option to buy. A purchase option that the capital club has just raised this Tuesday.
✍️❤️💙The @PSG_inside saves the final transfer of @ nunomendes_25. Le latéral gauche portugais is now available in the Parisian club until June 30, 2026.
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 31, 2022
An operation of 45 M €!
At 19, Nuno Mendes arrived at PSG preceded by lots of promises. With them Sporting Portugal, the left winger delivered very nice performances, being thus announced as a future cracks at his post. However, for the player of Mauricio Pochettino, however, the beginnings were not as simple as that. This was accompanied by numerous criticisms and some recruitment questions. However, over the months of competitions, Nuno Mendes managed to silence the most skeptical. The player of the PSG thus rose in power and his performance ended up being rewarded. In fact, le Portugais was named among the 5 best espoirs of Ligue 1 aux UNFP trophies, also part of the standard team of the season in the left back position. So all this convinced him PSG to keep permanently Nuno Mendes. For several weeks now, it has been announced that the French champions have the option to buy. That was done this Tuesday. « Le Paris Saint-Germain recorded the transfer defined by Nuno Mendes. Le latéral gauche portugais is now available in the Parisian club until June 30, 2026 “, Read in a statement from PSG. And all this will have cost € 45 million PSG. they Sporting Portugal has indeed revealed the financial details of this operation. Qatar has released € 7m for the loan Nuno Mendes while the call option is raised to € 38 million. So now the Portuguese is a player of the PSG in its own right. And so the capital club can thank Leonardo, its former sporting director, behind this recruitment. One of his few successes when it comes to recruiting.