Five years after swapping Stoke City for Sevilla, a veteran World Cup winner appears to have been offered a route back into the Premier League by a number of clubs.
Aston Villa are crying out for some leadership and nous in the centre of the park and, after their 6-1 thrashing by Manchester City, the Mirror linked Dean Smith's inconsistent charges with a move for Roma’s £27 million misfit.
Nzonzi, who has flopped on loan at Galatasaray, is a target for Crystal Palace too, according to TEAMtalk. Everton and West Ham United have expressed an interest as well, if Gazzetta dello Sport is to be believed.
But the well-travelled enforcer has not given up hope yet of pulling on the famous red and blue shirt of his boyhood club.
“I hope I can stay in a top European league. PSG? My entire family lives in Paris and I’m a Parisian - it’d be nice for any players to play at this club,” Nzonzi told Telefoot when discussing his future this week.
At 31, a dream move to the Parc des Princes might have passed Nzonzi by but it cannot be completely ruled out at this stage.
Thomas Tuchel is desperately looking to find a way to shoehorn Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria into the same starting XI but, as shown in Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Monaco, an uber-attacking 4-2-4 formation only works with an intelligent and combative operator holding the fort in the middle.
Someone like Nzonzi, perhaps.
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