In search of a central defender since Milan Skriniar's injury, PSG sees the profile of the sought-after gem taking shape seriously. Among the names that have surfaced, some have been debunked, while others are accessible but at a considerable price.
PSG's winter transfer window has already seen its first addition with the signing of young Brazilian Lucas Beraldo. However, following the injury to Slovakian Milan Skriniar, PSG is actively seeking a second player in that position, initially targeting a midfielder. In recent days, the names have multiplied, sometimes without apparent logic, but we now have a better understanding of the desired profile.
According to information from Julien Froment of Radio France, PSG is seeking a central defender with three key qualities: height, proficiency in aerial duels, and quality ball distribution. These attributes place the search in a price range generally far from being affordable.
If the sought-after player is also quick and possesses significant potential, the price tag skyrockets, as seen in the case of Lenny Yoro from Lille, whose value today seems considerably higher than PSG's resources, with an estimated price of 20 million euros to close the deal. According to Culture PSG, the Lille prodigy has no intention of moving during the winter.
PSG is clear about the defensive profile it is pursuing.
As for Kevin Danso from RC Lens, his name regularly emerges as an option. At 30 years old, Spanish player Diego Llorente somewhat fits the profile, although he is not a specialist in aerial duels and has rather average statistics in this regard. Another issue is that this option has been denied on several occasions, although it has also been supported by various journalists claiming that the thirty-year-old, loaned by Leeds to AS Roma, is indeed on PSG's radar.
Another name that surfaces regularly is Austrian Kevin Danso from RC Lens. The leader of Lens' defense is indeed tall and wins many defensive duels, but he is not particularly known for exceptional ball distribution. However, his club has opened the door to a possible departure through coach Franck Haise's interview with Telefoot today. Yet, the RC Lens director also specified that a substantial offer would be required for the French runners-up to let the player go, which appears to be beyond PSG's means at this moment.