Despite suggestions that PSG had a bid for Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez rejected, it is unlikely that the French club will pursue the Chilean winger.
Paris Saint-Germain may have been hurt by the recent Financial Fair Play sanctions, but it hasn’t stopped their spending prowess.
This week along with Arsenal and Liverpool, they were told that one of their potential targets, Alexis Sanchez, is not for sale. The Barcelona winger would be a fantastic option for PSG, but with the players they already have at their disposal it is unclear where he would fit without one of their current superstars moving on this summer.
Where would Alexis Sanchez fit at PSG?
The Chilean international enjoyed an excellent season for Barcelona, scoring 19 goals, providing 10 assists and generally performed as one of Barca’s best players. Most of his performances came on the right-side of the attack, but Barca play with a similar freedom to PSG, and he is capable of playing all-along the front-line.
This season PSG played with a front-three, with the Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani playing on the right, with Brazilian Lucas Moura deputising in his absence. For most of the games, fellow South American Ezequiel Lavezzi started on the left. Sanchez is an excellent player, but there is no guarantee that he would walk straight into Laurent Blanc’s side.
Who would need to leave for Sanchez to sign?
There have been rumours around a number of PSG players that could leave this summer, and with the £40 million spent of David Luiz it looks like the Parisian club need to let one or two players go before they could make a high-profile signing like Sanchez.
Lavezzi has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal and he could leave for around €20 million, but it wouldn’t make sense to get rid of one exciting winger to bring in another. Sanchez would be a slight upgrade in Lavezzi, but not worth the extra money, plus it would stunt the progress of the exciting young Lucas.
Is Sanchez's future in France?
It is doubtful that the former Udinese winger will appear at the Parc des Princes anytime soon. Too many excellent players would have to leave in order to make a move for Sanchez work.
There are a number of top teams interested in the player, and with the interest of both Arsenal and Liverpool apparently genuine, it would be much more likely that he would end up in the Premier League if he was to leave Barcelona this summer.
With an unlimited budget and no threat of FFP sanctions, Sanchez would be an excellent target for PSG. However, unless Lavezzi, Moura, Pastore and maybe Marco Verratti all decide to leave Paris this summer, it is unlikely that this is a move that will happen this summer.