This summer, we experienced a historic transfer window with the transfers of Lionel messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. a surprise departure from PSG for La Pulga and a historic comeback to Manchester United for CR7. For the moment, the two cracks do not know the same adaptation. After a love affair with Barça that lasted more than 20 years, Lionel Messi joined PSG a little reluctantly, evidenced by his tears during his farewell conference. But today, the page seems turned for the Pulga, which gives the impression of being happy and fulfilled in the City of Light. He notably found his friend Neymar and his South American compatriots who greatly facilitated his adaptation. On the other hand, on the ground, it’s a bit more complicated. In three appearances in the Paris jersey, Leo Messi has still not been decisive. A real anomaly for the six-fold Golden Ball who was even replaced by Mauricio Pochettino against Olympique Lyonnais.
For Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s quite the opposite ! The Portuguese is overflowing with desire and ambition and seems to find a second youth in the jersey of the Red Devils. Known at each exit by Mancunian supporters who do not hide their happiness at having found their child prodigy, CR7 returns them rather well. In three meetings, the Portuguese has already found the net four times! The five-time Golden Ball also trustees first place in many categories in the Premier League: shots on target, shots attempted, number of balls hit in the area or the famous expected goals. Exceptional statistics for the 36-year-old who was also flashed at 32.54kmh against West Ham!
OM Sampaoli impresses but …
For its part, the OM of Jorge Sampaoli had a great start to the season. His method is starting to bear fruit, even if some players are sometimes confused by his choices. Runner-up to Paris Saint-Germain, OM impresses with its game and the discipline of players who seem to adhere to the style that the Argentinian tactician wishes to offer. However, all is not in good shape since its communication is cringe in some players. Sampaoli likes to throw off his opponents by rarely lining up the same team from one match to another, but also his players, to whom they provide no explanation. If he is used to spinning, a backbone is emerging and some players like the Brazilian Gerson, designated as his darling, would be closely scrutinized.
If Chelsea tried to recruit Marquinhos this summer, the PSG launched in the pursuit of N’golo Kanté. According to our information, the Rouge-et-Bleu have indeed asked Chelsea what the conditions would be for a transfer of N’Golo Kanté (30 years old). PSG had started preliminary discussions with the international tricolor (50 caps, 2 goals) before the Blues categorically closed the door. The Londoners did not wish to follow up on the Parisian request. It must be said that, for several months now, the residents of Stamford Bridge have instead been intending to extend the lease of the 2018 world champion. The capital club will still have to wait before affording the midfielder of his dreams!