PSG are known to be hunting for reinforcements to strengthen their forward line ahead of next season. Multiple names of world-renown players have already emerged in the rumor mill, but Luis Enrique has one clear target in his mind and the player happens to play for long-time rivals Olympique Lyon.
Despite already signing six players, PSG are not done with their summer signings while they keep building the first squad to be managed by incoming coach Luis Enrique.
The club is actively searching for a top striker and a winger, and although signing Bernardo Silva would be a dream come true, a more affordable option is Bradley Barcola of Lyon.
Barcola, who had an impressive season at Lyon, is reportedly one of the Spanish manager's transfer targets according to information backed and contrasted by RMC Sport.
Lyon is obviously adamant to part with their talented youngster. However, there appears to be a shared interest between Luis Enrique and PSG's sporting director, Luis Campos regarding Barcola's potential signing.
According to RMC Sport, "contact between all parties has been established" already and for "several weeks" at this point. The same outlet points out how Luis Enrique might use the youngster in his preferred 4-3-3 formation at PSG, where Barcola would be a suitable fit for the right winger role while drifting to the center of the pitch and into a striker role from that starting position.
Luis Enrique's opinion will carry a rather large weight in PSG's recruitment decisions going forward, as was reportedly the case with the signings already sealed and made official by PSG during the past few days.
Currently, however, Lyon are hesitant to even consider offers for Barcola although the club's circumstances could change throughout the remainder of the transfer window. Lyon's coach, Laurent Blanc, intends to retain the striker but financial issues might force Lyon into selling the wonderkind even if they don't really want to.
According to RMC, PSG would need to submit "an offer close to €30m" if they want OL to entertain some conversations for the transfer of their player.