PSG screwed the 2022 summer transfer window and somehow did an even worse job at the winter transfer window in January of 2023. That's why they are already focused on turning the table and landing a very special England international forward next summer.
The man of mystery has been identified: Tottenham Hotspur living legend Harry Kane, captain of England, and under contract with Tottenham until 2024.
According to Le Parisien, in a note published late Monday, PSG have put Harry Kane at "the very top of their list of attackers" to sign next summer in order to accompany Kylian Mbappe in the Parisian forward line.
The main goal of PSG, according to Le Parisien, is to land an "attacking player of international stature," which Kane is literally and figuratively.
Kane is approaching 30 years old and still has one more year under his current contract with Tottenham. You see where this is leading up to, can't you? Old man, huge transfer, massive flop (hello, Leo!). PSG, rinse, and repeat.
PSG think the English center-forward "brings together all the necessary qualities" and the club is already "fantasizing" about signing him having failed to qualify past the Champions League round-of-16 and also having crashed out of the Coupe de France early this season.
The thinking here goes through selling Hugo Ekitike, Carlos Soler, Vitinha, and Fabian Ruiz as they are thought as not good enough and thus having PSG "lacking depth" as the club wants players already "formed" instead of still developing their talents.
According to Le Parisien, PSG want "to build an offensive duo" featuring Kane and Mbappe. "They both have qualities that seem eminently complementary," wrote Le Parisien, focusing on Kane's abilities to find gaps thanks to his freedom of movement.
Le Parisien notes that PSG like the "character and personality" of Kane, and the club sees that it "would allow him to blend in without worrying about adapting to the often ruthless Parisian locker room."
It is believed that Luis Campos wants to sign Kane after failing to land Robert Lewandowski last summer. The relationship between Tottenham and PSG have historically been good, says Le Parisien, which could lead to smooth negotiations.
However, the newspaper quotes the price of the England international forward at "around €100m" if PSG wants to grab him from Tottenham before his contract runs out in slightly over a year.
According to Le Parisien, another problem will be the very own player, as Kane would prefer to join an English club such as Manchester United or Manchester City instead of moving away from his native country.
If Kane moves out of England, though, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be there trying to sign him and fighting PSG for his rights.
Good luck (and deep pockets), Nasser Al-Khelaifi, because you'll surely need it.