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PSG Could Offload Winger As They Near FFP Sanctions

PSG Could Offload Winger As They Near FFP Sanctions
By Eoin Lyons Updated

PSG will have to come up with €25 million in the next day if they are to escape Financial Fair Play sanctions. The Ligue 1 winners have already jettisoned Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore, who left for Roma for €25 million.

The French side have also negotiated the sale of Odsonne Eduoard to Celtic for a rumoured €10 million, but still need to come up with €25 million by June 30th in order to avoid heavy penalties by FIFA.

In lieu of the looming sanctions, PSG may be forced to sell promising winger Goncalo Guedes. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan to Valencia and the Portugese international is believed to have a €50 million price tag on his head.

The Qatari could wipe out their debt by selling any of their megastars in Neymar, Kylian Mbappe or Edinson Cavani, but would be loathe to do so, and with all three still participating at the World Cup, any potential deal would be incredibly unfeasible given the time frame.

PSG's situation could be seen as a direct result of their €222 million purchase of Brazil star Neymar, and the 26-year-old has been the subject of many rumours linking him with a return to Spain since his move to Paris.

But those rumours have been scotched by French football expert Jonathan Johnson on Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, who believes that PSG won’t allow their star man to leave in this window:

I don’t necessarily think Neymar will see out his contract in Paris but I do think that PSG’s Qatari owners expect him to see out at least two or three of those years of his deal.

There’s no intention on their part to let him go this summer.

If anything, I think if they were looking back on his first season, not necessarily because what he did on the pitch or didn’t do, it didn’t really go the way they hoped it would go.

Obviously there’s a large element of bad luck involved in that with him getting injured back in February but I think they will think there’s more to come from Neymar at PSG.

I think Neymar is also planing for the future in Paris. It’s well-known that his girlfriend will be moving to Paris to join him in a couple of months, once the season is back underway.

I think a more settled Neymar will be more productive for PSG.

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