While the season is not yet over, and there is still a title to go for in the Coupe de France this Sunday against Yzeure (2nd division), PSG are advancing their pawns for the next exercise. Faced with the departure of several players at the end of their contract (Däbritz, Luana, Khelifi), the Parisian club must regenerate its workforce and is preparing certain arrivals, including that of Dutch star Lieke Martens.
According to our information, the 29-year-old player has come to an agreement with the Parisian leaders to join the French capital this summer. A nice shot that should make noise in the sphere of women’s football.
Lieke Martens is not the first comer indeed. At FC Barcelona since 2017, she has scored 74 goals in 151 games with the Spanish club, winner of the Champions League in 2021, and who can double the lead this year by winning the final against Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday May 21, in Torino. She suffered a hamstring injury in early March and hopes to return next week.
Passed by Heerenveen, Duisburg or even Standard de Liège, Lieke Martens has already received several important personal distinctions, beyond the fact that she has just won the Spanish championship for the third consecutive year. Best player of the 2017 European Championship won by the Netherlands, she was elected the same year best UEFA player and best FIFA world player.
Attacking element, able to evolve as a right or left eccentric, Lieke Martens has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, more than PSG Women (1 million for a few days). During the previous edition of the C1, she had been the executioner of the Parisiennes by scoring the two Barcelona goals in the semi-final return, at Camp Nou.
Ulrich Ramé had announced, in private, to want to keep a strong collective, and to sublimate it further next season. With the reinforcement of Martens, he will offer himself the services of an international who knows the pressure of major events, also in the hope of convincing his executives, like Marie Katoto, who has still not extended and is waiting guarantees on the sports project before making a decision.