Paris Saint Germain Identify Manchester City Star As Lionel Messi’s Replacement

Paris Saint Germain Identify Manchester City Star As Lionel Messi’s Replacement

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 16, 2023 at 8:46 AM
  • Paris Saint-Germain have already begun their search for the replacement of Lionel Messi next season
  • The Argentine superstar is set to leave the Parisians at the end of the season, when his deal expires
  • PSG are planning a summer clear-out this summer, after an underwhelming 2022/23 campaign

Paris Saint-Germain are already planning for life after Lionel Messi, and have identified Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva as the perfect replacement for the Argentine superstar.

Messi has had an inspiring two seasons with the Parisians since joining the club from Barcelona in 2021, but wants to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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Bernardo Silva is eager to leave Manchester City at the end of the season. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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According to Barca Universal, PSG are ready to battle Barcelona for the signature of Silva, who is prepared to leave Manchester City this summer for a new challenge outside of England.

PSG believe they have the financial might to lure the Portuguese midfielder to the Parc des Princes Stadium this summer, unlike Barcelona, who are still not recovered fully from their financial crisis.

Silva has almost won everything during his time at Manchester City, except for the Champions League, which he stands a good chance of winning this season.

Crystal Palace unhappy with PSG

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are said to be unhappy with the French giants over their pursuit of Anglo-French-Nigerian winger, Michael Olise, All Nigeria Soccer reports.

The English Premier League club believe that the Parisian’s interest in the forward may hinder their efforts to sign Olise to a new contract, which expires in 2026.

PSG director, Luis Campos is said to have contacted Olise's representatives about the possibility of moving to Parc des Princes in the summer, as part of an overhaul of their current squad.

Silva sends Real Madrid warning

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City will begin their revenge mission against Real Madrid when both teams meet again in the Champions League semi-final on May 9.

The Cityzens were minutes away from reaching a consecutive Champions League final last season, before they saw their hopes erased, with late goals from Rodrygo to force extra-time.

Bernardo Silva has now stated that Man City are confident they can defeat Real Madrid this term, as they are not afraid of the Spanish giants despite their impressive UCL resume.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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