Everything suggested that the PSG would be especially active in the direction of the departures on this last day of transfer window. And yet. After having sent Arnaud Kalimuendo in the form of a loan to RC Lens, and Pablo Sarabia will be loaned to Sporting CP, a player took the opposite route from the Spaniard. This is the very young (19 years old) Nuno Mendes but nevertheless already Portuguese international (5 selections).
The left side with a very offensive profile (29 matches, 1 goal and 1 assist in the league last year) arrives in the French capital in the very last moments of this summer window of 2021. “Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the arrival in its squad of Nuno Mendes. The Portuguese side is loaned by Sporting Clube de Portugal to the Parisian club until June 30, 2022. The loan comes with a purchase option ”, indicates the press release published by the capital club on Tuesday evening.
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With this reinforcement, the paying loan of which is estimated at around 7 M € and that the OA amounts to 40 M €, the PSG has strengthened in all the positions where it could be defaulting, especially on the sides of the defense. Juan Bernat is still not back, a year after breaking his cruciate ligaments in his knee, despite having already returned to training since the start of the summer. Layvin Kurzawa was announced to him on departure before retracting. Finally, Abdou Diallo is not a left side by trade.
All these reasons prompted Leonardo and his team to try their luck with Nuno Mendes, who had the green light from the Leones for a transfer this summer. If the player is unknown in France, he comes out of a very big season in Portugal, where he was also crowned champion, in addition to being summoned by Fernando Santos to participate in Euro 2020.
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