With the David Luiz deal done, and the rumours of interest in Eden Hazard still alive, PSG would be foolish to let Lavezzi move to London.
This weekend Chelsea have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine winger, Ezequiel Lavezzi, rumoured to be attracted to England with the competitive nature of the Premier League and also part of the French clubs attempt to lure Eden Hazard away from the London capital. However, after his excellent second half of the season, Laurent Blanc and PSG would be foolish to let the winger go. Outside of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi was one of their most prolific threats, and it would be a bad move if they were to let him leave this summer.
After five seasons at Napoli, Lavezzi swapped Serie A for Ligue 1 and he struggled to find his feet at first. In his first season he managed just three goals in 28 appearances and his performances left a lot to be desired. His €30 million move looked like a flop and his place in the PSG side was under-threat.
Even this season, before the winter break, his performances hadn’t improved as much as Laurent Blanc would have hoped. However, the former French national team coach kept faith in the winger and the Argentine repaid his positivity.
After only finding the net twice between August and December, then in 2014 Lavezzi found the net seven times in the league. He also scored goals in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen, and the opening goal against Chelsea in the Parc des Princes.
Letting Lavezzi go now would be a worst move Blanc could make, he finally has the Argentine international playing the best football he has since the move to France. He has turned him into an integral part of the PSG attack and the fast-paced 4-3-3 system that Blanc has brought in suits Lavezzi perfectly.
With all the attention on Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, Lavezzi can often use that mis-direction to his advantage and fly under the radar. This is what helped him turn this season into a success. His style is perfect for PSG, and there is no guarantee any replacement could fill the role as well.
Blanc should do everything in his power to keep Lavezzi in France, letting him go now would be a terrible decision for the new season ahead.