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The reborn Paris Saint-Germain

Posted in Analysis with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by burningball

In May 2011 Qatar Investment Authority bought almost 2/3 of PSG’s shares, becoming the main shareholder of the team.This group currently controls the air and gas supplies of Qatar and the chairman is sheikh Hamad bin Jassim…It sounds similar to something, doesn’t it?Yeah, it reminds me of sheikh Mansour who is the owner of Man City.Now PSG tries to follow City’s steps as it tries to land superstar players in the club.

Do you think the PSG fans are unhappy because of the last events? I don't think so.

But there are differences between PSG and City and one of them is that the french club actually had history (lol) They have won their National Cup 8 times, last one in 2010 and the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in 1996.It may not be so much along with the 2 league titles, but it’s better than nothing.

When we look at the team before the big changes this summer, the Paris team actually had very decent squad.They have Alphonse Areola who is a young and talented goal keeper and they also got one of the most promising french defenders Mamadou Sakho/the captain of the team btw/, already wanted by teams like Arsenal and Milan.In attack the turkish Mevlut Erdinc and french Guillame Horau are a superb duo for the Ligue 1 standards.And the most important thing – they have a good academy which produces future world class players.

Javier Pastore is set to be the player to lead PSG to glory

And now after the purchasal of the club PSG is very active on the transfer market as it acquired the signatures of Jeremy Menez, Mohamed Sissoko and Kevin Gameiro.When we look at them Menez comes from Roma where he had hard tie settling to italian fotball but his stay there wasn’t so bad and showed his potential in some games and I personally like his playing style.Sissoko had the bad chance to be in one of the worst Juventus squads ever.Even though he started well in Ranieri’s 4-4-2 injuries ruined his form and as the team started to fall apart Sissoko couldn’t do anything.He is a Gattuso style midfielder, hard working and tough tackling 😀  Gameiro is a player that I don’t know very well and haven’t got the chance to watch him in his past team Lorient but when i look at the statistics he has scored around 50 goals for 3 years which is remarkable.Well he doesn’t have the scoring ratio of Benzema in Lyon but it’s pretty good too.And I’m sure that if he is given chance he will prove himself worthy to PSG.

But all of these players are bought for cheap and actually a big name in midfield missed..Until the french club decided to make an 43 million euro offer to Palermo for the right of Javier Pastore.Maurizio Zamparini is a chairman who loves to squeeze as much as money he can from potential buyers of his players and it’s the same with Pastore too.Chelsea had interest in the argentinian too but after the money spent on Torres, Abramovich may have decided to not make mad transfers anymore.But the new owners of PSG actually made a wonderful decision even though they will pay tons of money to Palermo because Pastore is just the type of player they need…Young and talanted, creative, someone who can lead the club to domination in France and something big in the continental cups.