Paris-Saint-Germain are the face of French League football. PSG dominated the domestic competition for years and represented the country in the European competition continuously in the modern era.
But the 2020-21 campaign is not that easy for the Parisians as they are placed second on the table with a margin of three points from the toppers Lille. The fourth title in a row got a decent challenge this season after Thomas Tuchel left the job.
The remaining seven fixtures in the domestic competition would be crucial for Mauricio Pochettino’s reputation in Paris. The thrashing first leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals added some sort of confidence to the team.
Meanwhile, the weekend fixture against Lille was a drama as PSG failed to win the valuable three points against the leaders. Also, the red card for Neymar Jr. affected played a mind game against the Parisians.
More eyes on League 1 giants Lille and PSG:
The transfer market registered some interest from England for Lille this summer. As per the reports, Premier League giants Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United are racing for influential players from the Lille side.
A lot of players from the Lille side made fame in England like Eden Hazard and Nicolas Pepe. The surprise season run of the team attracted major sides of the Premier League with summer plans.
The 22-year-old midfielder Boubakary Soumare got interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. The player is a good ball carrier behind the attacking line and can ensure the right requirements of English competition.
Tottenham Hotspur have registered an interest in the defensive option of Lille. Dutch defender Sven Botman is the man of attraction as the season stat was amazing for him. Liverpool also looking for quality defenders this summer and the Spurs can fight for the 21-year-old with much hope.
The Canadian hitman of Lille, Jonathan David is in high demand in North London as per reports. Arsenal have been tracking the player for a summer switch after the player revealed his liking for Gunners legend at one point of his career.
Turkish international Yusuf Yazici is another Arsenal target for the summer. The player got huge demand on the market after the double hat-trick in Lille’s Europa League competitions.
Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Red Bull Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai are the parallel projects of Gunners along with the interest in Yazici. But, the Lille attacker is more convincing as per the requirements of Emirates.
However, the season seems to be a jackpot for Lille. Although, the Ligue 1 title would be the ultimate dream for them and they can push for it. But, the transfer window would discuss more on the side and can add more reputation through the talented squad.