PSG mulling left-back signing amid Nuno Mendes setback

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In the wake of Nuno Mendes' prolonged unavailability due to a right thigh operation performed last Friday, the prospect of PSG acquiring a left-back is once again under consideration by the Parisian board, something they already pondered throughout the summer.

Luis Enrique, at the helm of PSG since last July, has yet to use Nuno Mendes in a match, and the Portuguese player's return has been delayed until 2024 following his thigh surgery.

This leaves the Parisian coach grappling with the absence of a viable solution at left-back. Lucas Hernandez has predominantly filled the role this season, but he expressed in July that he was "recruited to play in the center" and that's not been the case so far becaues of Mendes' injuries.

Layvin Kurzawa, the only other left-back in the squad, experienced a revival in training camp but hasn't featured in any official matches this season.

Luis Enrique seems hesitant to rely on Kurzawa, just as he discarded keeping Juan Bernat in his squad, thus sending him on loan to Benfica last summer.

This lack of depth in the left-back position seemingly prompted PSG's sports management to explore alternatives during the summer, mostly fostered by Luis Campos. While the specific player profile PSG are chasing remains undisclosed, it's known that French players were considered in order to keep up with the new model to build the squad.

With Nuno Mendes sidelined for an extended period, the club is revisiting the idea of bolstering this position, as reported by L'Equipe.

This sentiment aligns with Luis Enrique's statements in a recent press conference, where he said "With Luis (Campos) and the president, we are very attentive to the possibilities."

Although no concrete leaks have been reported thus far, the notion of reinforcing a position identified as PSG's sallowest is on the club's agenda and we might be reinforcements coming as soon as the January transfer window arrives in three months.