Parisian fans should expect to live a year of transition. Leonardo, the sports director of Paris Saint-Germain, said Friday night after the victory of men Thomas Tuchel Metz (0-2) to take stock of negotiations with Barca Neymar. The Brazilian leader took the opportunity to warn that the season was complicated and that it needed to make structural changes.
"I think it will be a difficult season. (…) It will not be the bling-bling season", warned Leonardo, saying in passing that it was not realistic to announce openly a desire to " win "the Champions League. "It will not be like that," he insisted, while assuring that the requirement remained high. "It does not mean that the ambitions are down," he has nuanced.
"Not easy for everyone"
"I'm just saying that there are things to fix (…) We will seek to reorganize, review things and talk," said Leonardo, referring in particular to the thorny issue of players at the end of the contract at next June. Five members of the workforce are concerned: Layvin Kurzawa, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Thomas Meunier and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.
With this statement, Leonardo wanted to explain that the various negotiations related to the transfer window and the choices made in the management of the workforce were part of this "broad" complex situation. "There is a financial and structural side that is not easy for everyone. (…) Many clubs are in a similar situation," said the sports director, who made his return this summer in a PSG who must skillfully deal with the constraints of financial fair play.