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PSG Transfer News Roundup: Argentina squad willing to sacrifice for Lionel Messi, Parisians interested in Manchester City winger, and more

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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were crowned Ligue 1 champions after a 1-1 draw against Lens at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

Lionel Messi put the hosts ahead with a sublime finish but the visitors fought back through Corentin Jean in the dying moments of the game. It is the eighth title of champion of the Parisians in ten years, the tenth in total.

Meanwhile, Mario Kempes believes Argentina are ready to sacrifice for Messi at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In addition, the Parisians are interested in a Manchester City winger.

On that note, here’s a rundown of PSG’s top transfer stories as of April 23, 2022:


Argentina national team ready to sacrifice for Lionel Messi, says Mario Kempes

Lionel Messi has had a glorious run with the national team recently.

Argentina legend Mario Kempes believes the Albiceleste are better placed to besiege the FIFA World Cup this year. The South American nation claimed their first international title in nearly three decades last year when they triumphed at the Copa America, with Messi playing a key role in their triumph. The 34-year-old, in the aftermath, also ended his duck with the national team by winning his first senior silver medal.

Messi has endured a difficult campaign with PSG so far, scoring just nine times after the competition since arriving from Barcelona on a free transfer last summer. However, there is no denying his importance to the national team.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is the heartbeat of La Albiceleste, who enjoyed good form under Lionel Scaloni’s management. The 34-year-old will now have his sights set on the holy grail of football.

Speaking to TNT Sports Argentina, relayed by Let’s talk about PSGKempes highlighted the Argentina team’s ability to complement Lionel Messi, saying:

“I see him much better, with self-confidence, with personality. They know they have to sacrifice themselves for Messi.”

Messi is set to make his fifth and final appearance at the quadrennial tournament this winter. Argentina are partnered with Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia in Group C.


PSG interested in Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez has had a successful season with Manchester City so far.
Riyad Mahrez has had a successful season with Manchester City so far.

PSG are interested in Riyad Mahrez, according to PSG Talk via Nabil Djellit. The French giants are ready to let Angel Di Maria go this summer once his current deal expires. Manager Mauricio Pochettino wants a replacement for the Argentine and has his eyes on Mahrez.

The Algerian has been in a vein of rich form this season for Manchester City, registering 23 goals and eight assists in 41 games. His current contract expires in 2023, and the Parisians hope to overtake him this summer. However, the French giants are expected to face stiff competition from Real Madrid for the signing of Mahrez.


Mauricio Pochettino opens up about Kylian Mbappe’s future

Kylian Mbappé's future is up in the air.
Kylian Mbappe’s future is up in the air.

Mauricio Pochettino isn’t too worried about Kylian Mbappe’s future. The Frenchman is in the final months of his current deal with the Parisians. He is yet to commit to the club with Real Madrid looking to sign him.

Speaking During a press conference, Pochettino hinted that a decision on Mbappe’s future may have to wait until the summer, saying:

“No, as a coach, I don’t mind; this kind of situation does not only exist at PSG. It’s not the first nor the last time this will happen at all clubs. Selfishly, I would like to keep it, take it on vacation with me and even at home (laughs).”

He continued:

“We all want him to extend; This is obvious. But these decisions belong to the club, to the player. But first you have to be a champion. Only after the end of the season will we be able to deal with the various individual cases.”

Mbappe, who won his fifth Ligue 1 title on Sunday, has scored 33 goals and provided 22 assists in all competitions this season.


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