The upcoming transfer market for PSG is expected to be eventful, with numerous departures and arrivals expected in the French capital. That said, the club will also be welcoming back players who were on loan, including Edouard Michut from the English Championship side Sunderland.
The young talent, who joined Sunderland on loan last summer, will conclude his stint with the English club and return to Paris at the end of the 2022/23 season. The very own British organization confirmed the news on Tuesday, wishing Michut luck upon his return to his original club in PSG.
After loaning Edouard Michut in the summer of 2022, PSG is now preparing for his reintegration into the team in the following weeks--assuming he stays put in Paris which is far from granted.
Sunderland officially announced the news of Michut's departure stating that "We can confirm that Edouard Michut will return to Paris Saint-Germain after the conclusion of the 2022/23 campaign." Sunderland, who were eliminated in the playoff semi-finals for promotion to the Premier League, handed the 20-year-old midfielder 31 appearances across all competitions this season in which he was able to score two goals.
PSG and Sunderland agreed to include a purchase option in the loan agreement, though the Championship side will not exercise it. That, in turn, will have Michut returning to PSG by the end of June. Michut is under contract at Paris Saint-Germain until June 2025.
Sunderland's sporting director, Kristjaan Speakman, expressed his appreciation for Michut's contributions during his loan spell at the Stadium of Light. Speakman thinks Edouard "played a vital role throughout his time with Sunderland," and he thanked him for his "significant contributions" on behalf of the club.
Speakman also revealed that "after discussions with the player and his representatives, all parties have mutually agreed that it is best to explore other opportunities at this time."
While it is challenging to envision a future for Edouard Michut at PSG, it's worth noting that the young midfielder is valued at a meager €2.5m according to Transfermarkt.
That might turn the youngster into a keeper considering the low return he would bring to PSG's coffers and the risk of selling another prospect for cheap only to watch him turn into a superstar elsewhere in a few years, as it's happened to Paris Saint-Germain in the past with a plethora of other young talents.