PSG press review: Icardi, Hamraoui, expected sales…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The decline of Mauro Icardi since his arrival in the summer of 2019, a meeting scheduled between Parisian leaders and Kheira Hamraoui, four players at the top of the list for a departure, towards a record crowd at the Parc des Princes for PSG-OL.

In today’s edition, The Parisian focuses on the spoiled history of Mauro Icardi to PSG. Lent with option to buy by Inter in the summer of 2019, the Argentine striker was definitely bought the following summer, after a convincing first season (20 goals scored). But between poor performances, physical deformity, injuries and personal problems, the international ofAlbiceleste disappointing for two seasons and “Is expected to leave the club next summer, two years before the end of his contract. » Injured in the quadriceps during the warm-up before the match against Angers (3-0), the former Inter could return to competition before the end of the season, but it remains to be seen whether he will be used by Mauricio Pochettino. Indeed, the 29-year-old has only started ten times in League 1, for 5 goals. His last achievement dates back to December 22 against FC Lorient (1-1). “It therefore seems a long time ago when his commitment in the summer of 2020 for four seasons in exchange for 50 million euros, plus 8 million bonuses and an annual salary estimated at 10 million euros, was considered a bargain for the PSG. »

The beginning of the end for Mauro Icardi was the Champions League Final 8 in Lisbon in August 2020. The coach at the time, Thomas Tuchel, “does not taste the state of form of his attacker (…) Weighed down by this episode, Icardi sinks into doubt. » In addition, the Argentinian has to face increased competition in his sector with the presence of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr and Leo Messi. Regular places are therefore rarer. Added to this are his personal problems with his partner, Wanda Nara. “Internally, we see that the Argentinian ‘did not manage’ this personal situation. Today, calm seems to have returned to the player’s life. » If its future seems to be written far from PSG, Mauro Icardi still keeps a good rating in Italy where the Juventus Torino had tried to enlist him, on loan, last winter. However, “a loan is excluded. Only a definitive departure is possible”concludes LP.

The Ile-de-France daily also provides information on the rest of the case Kheira Hamraoui. On the eve of the semi-final first leg Champions League in front of Olympique Lyonnaisa scuffle broke out in training for the Parisiennes between Kheira Hamraoui and three of her teammates (Sandy Baltimore, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie Antoinette Katoto). Thus, the midfielder did not show up for the trip to Lyon. After this episode, the 32-year-old player “will be received by its leaders (including Ulrich Rame) to discuss the rest of the season and his career in Paris. » Since its attack on November 4, the club has been moving forward with caution and “must always juggle between the moral and the legal. » But this time, Kheira Hamraoui made the mistake by being at the origin of the scuffle and by not showing up for the trip. “These acts open the door to possible disciplinary sanctions. »

For several weeks, the Parisian staff has had to manage an untenable situation with certain players who do not speak to each other. ” Lately, the sporting relationship between Hamraoui and her teammates had deteriorated. On April 16, despite the success against Issy (6-1), the ex-Lyonnaise expressed her anger to the staff, indicating that Katoto Where Diani wouldn’t give him a pass”reports LP. A victory in Champions League this Saturday (semi-final second leg against OL) could bring some smiles back at the end of the season.

On his side, The Team returns to the departures hoped for by the PSG during the next summer transfer window. The Parisian club wants to part with six to seven players, but four are particularly targeted: Julian Draxler (2024), Leandro Paredes (2023), Layvin Kurzawa (2024) and Thilo Kehrer (2023). Regarding the 2014 World Champion, he is quite far in the hierarchy of attackers. While he was satisfied with his situation at PSGthe 28-year-old player finally understood that he had to find a minimum of playing time to hope to play the World Cup 2022 with germany. “It will not be in Paris, or after a very promising first few months, it disappeared little by little (…) The Hertha Berlin, Dortmund and Leverkusen appreciate it, as well as the Sevilla FC. » He recently had meniscus surgery to be ready for next season. Regarding Leandro Paredes, he is coming to the end of his contract in a year. Recently operated on for pubalgia, the Argentinian also wants to be in good shape to play in the 2022 World Cup. After spending €47m in January 2019, the Rouge & Bleu would like to recover some money by selling him. His name is often associated with certain Italian clubs, including Inter Milan. ” Very close to Neymar and especially of Messi, Paredes not sure if you want to leave”reports THE.

For Layvin Kurzawa, the situation is different. No longer used since Champions Trophy (8 minutes), the PSG had asked him to leave last summer but faced the player’s refusal. Thus, the 29-year-old left-back must relaunch his career. But within the club, “some doubt his will to look elsewhere when he still has two years of contract. » Approached by OL and Galatasaray during the last mercatos, the player dreams of joining England. At last Thilo Kehrer has never lived up to expectations since his arrival in the summer of 2018. Even if he is currently having his best season with the Parisian jersey, the German international keeps a good rating (between €20m and €30m) on the market, “which would constitute a good sale. It is followed by German and English clubs. »

The sports daily reports that the semi-final second leg of I’UEFA Women’s Champions Leagueto Princes Parkbetween the PSG and OL will attract people. Indeed, we are heading towards a record attendance in the Parisian enclosure with already more than 25,000 tickets sold yesterday morning. Thus, the recent record against the Bayern (27,262 spectators, March 30) will be beaten. “The club is hopeful of reaching 30,000 spectators, to perhaps break the record for a women’s match in France: 30,661 people were at Groupama Stadium in November 2019 for a Lyon-PSG D1. »

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