One of the best clubs in Europe has just improved – Lionel Messi has signed for Paris Saint-Germain.
After his shock departure from Barcelona as a free agent, Messi becomes the fifth Ligue 1 signal to sign a transfer window, joining existing superstars Mauricio Pochettino.
After getting very close to recent seasons, PSG will hope the move could end their wait for their first Champions League victory.
But how will all these players fit on the same XI? Statistics Attempts to do that …
Lionel Messi is on PSG’s list this season
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma
Keylor Navas has been one of Europe’s leading goalkeepers in recent seasons, lying in third place with the highest goals scored (8.1, using the expected target data) in the top five leagues in 2020-21. But Donnarumma – the Euro 2020 Player of the Year – has not left the Milan club to sit on the bench and, at the age of 22, represents a long-term option.
RB: Achraf Hakimi
Alessandro Florenzi has returned to Romma at the end of his loan spell, but PSG have identified him as a potential replacement in the market. For the past two seasons, Robin Gosens (34) is the only defender with more goals than Hakimi (30).
PSG won 72.5 percent of Marquinhos’ games last season in all competitions, scoring 0.7 goals on average. Those numbers changed dramatically in his absence, with 52.9 per cent winning while 1.1 goals per game. Even with the signing of the star club, their captain remains one of the most important people.
CB: Sergio Ramos
Ramos, another freebie, may not be able to play every game – he only appeared 15 times in Real Madrid’s LaLiga last season – but PSG have a better hope of being in the big leagues. In the last three seasons, Madrid have won 10 of the 15 Champions League games Ramos has been shown and only four of the 13 games he has lost.
LB: Abdou Diallo
This is probably the only position on the field where PSG does not have a real world-class option. Although Pochettino could have brought in Presnel Kimpembe as the third defender, there is no outstanding left-back. Dallo, a defensive defender in the attacking team, gets the win due to a good start to the season and ahead of Layvin Kurzawa respectively.
CM: Marco Verratti
At the end of the season when Verratti was banned for the start of just 16 Ligue 1, Euro 2020 gave a reminder of his skills. The Italian midfielder has created 14 leading appearances in just five games while completing 93.1 percent of his 417 appearances. Now imagine that those passes were played by Messi…
CM: Leandro Paredes
Paredes, Messi’s international team-mate, also made PSG’s first league debut last season, but was still widely trusted in the Champions League. That included a brilliant show between Barca’s midfielder Bargio Busquets’ Barca midfielder, Frenkie de Jong and Pedri, as Paredes played second place on the pitch (73) and helped one of PSG’s four goals.
CM: Georginio Wijnaldum
Angel Di Maria is unlucky to miss out on this XI and no doubt still has a role to play, but Wijnaldum is probably offering a better balance in the middle of the third pitch with the attacking talent in front of him. Throughout his Liverpool Premier League career, Wijnaldum led all Reds’ midfielders in the lead (951) and duels to win (645) and took second place in games (115) and third in the fight (181).
RW: Lionel Messi
Of course Messi could play ahead of the previous three, but from the right – with Hakimi in the Dani Alves role without him – will bring back memories of the old teams at Barca. It’s a role he played in 2014-15, becoming part of Blaugrana’s top three strikers.
CF: Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe plays the role of Luis Suarez, providing a straight back line that creates a space in front of the defense for Messi and Co’s 53-goal involvement last season does not fit the role of the top 54 striker in 2018-19, but Mbappe can expect to break all kinds of records in this exciting creative program in the country. name.
Still the most expensive player in the world if not a big name in his dressing room, Neymar was the third of the top three in 2014-15. After deciding to step out of Messi’s shadow, the Brazilian star wanted him back to his old friend. During the four years they have been together at Barca, Neymar has helped Messi 22 times, and the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has restored his favor 20 times.