Ligue 1's Paris Saint-Germain emerging as football's new Galacticos

The French side have been busy in the transfer market this summer with an eye on the Champions League

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Jordi Delgado

Paris Saint-Germain's squad for the 2021-22 season is scary. Sporting director Leonardo is making moves in the market to build a dream XI for president Nasser Al-Khelïfi with the aim of finally winning the Champions League.

The first move was to tie down Neymar Jr. to a new contract, killing any rumours of a summer transfer back to Barcelona.

Barça were also the losers in the next deal as PSG beat them to the signing of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer to play alongside Marco Verratti in midfield.

Alongside them, Leandro Paredes will make a strong middle of the park for Pochettino's men.

The other deals they're working on could be closed soon, with Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma all close to Paris moves.

With those three, PSG strengthen at the back with a right-back who won Serie A with Inter Milan, a centre-back from Real Madrid with tons of experience and an impressive young goalkeeper to compete with Keylor Navas.

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Kimpembé and Marquinhos will also be competing for a place in defence, with Juan Bernat likely to continue at left-back.

The front three will be formed by Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria, with Icardi and Sarabia among those offering backup.

However, there are doubts about Mbappe. He has reportedly told PSG he will not renew, with his deal up in 2022 and Madrid linked.

PSG will fight to keep him and hope their new 'galactico' team will help convince him to stay after all.

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