PSG to sign Gabriel Moscardo in January, loan him back through July?

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The potential arrival of Gabriel Moscardo from Corinthians has gained momentum of late following the arrival of PSG's sporting director Luis Campos in Brazil earlier this week. Reports have suggested the willingness of PSG to complete the transfer ahead of January's transfer window, although it's unclear if the move will go through the next month or next July.

The 18-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder has been appreciated by PSG for a while and it looks like the French giants have already edged Chelsea and AC Milan for the signing of the South American wunderkind.

Luis Campos, who is in Brazil scouting the youngster and negotiating with Corinthians, is expected to reach an agreement with the player and with the team so they sell him to PSG.

It's worth noting that Moscardo is under contract through July 2026, so the Brazilian giants will reasonably try to squeeze a bit of cash from PSG in any potential transfer three years in advance of that contract expiration date.

Most important in the negotiations is the fact that Corinthians has cooperated with PSG and seems open to selling the promising young player, especially considering the relationship already built between Luis Campos and the player and club, reports RMC.

According to sources, Moscardo is reportedly "keen on the idea of joining PSG," per RMC.

It's believed the Brazilian club will try to get "around €25 million" for the transfer of the player, as reported by RMC. Brazilian outlets, however, have suggested a bit lower sums in the "€20 to €25 million rangle."

UOL, a local media outlet, reported back in August that Chelsea had a near-successful bid submitted last summer totaling €25 million split into a straight payment of €21 million to go with €4 million in bonuses.

In order to convince Corinthians by sweetening the deal a bit, RMC has suggested an intriguing option that might be used by PSG to sign the player now: pay Corinthians for a January transfer, then loan the player back to his current club until July when he would make the jump to Europe to join PSG ahead of the 2024-25 season.

This way, Moscardo would be able to keep playing competitive first-team football in Brazil while getting ready for his first season in Europe fully knowing he will become a member of PSG in a few months.