The same source believes the French international to be transferred in a deal worth €20-25 million, spanning four years, and the 30-year old is set to pocket €4 million per season should he make the switch to the reigning Serie A champions.
Matuidi, who is renowned for his stellar tackling abilities and headstrong intelligence on the field, might find his talents unable to rival that of the Brazilian, who has attracted a host of interest this season.
Moreover, the 23-year old would fit perfectly in the Qatari-backed team’s restructured squad, with the potential link up with world record arrival and his fellow countryman Neymar bound to be impressive.
The Frenchman, on the other hand, will prove to be a valuable asset for the Old Lady, having maintained a remarkable passing accuracy of 91% as well as a headstrong knack for interceptions. If they manage to land him, Juve will gain much-needed stability in midfield, one that they sought to fix by pursuing the likes of Emre Can and Steven N’Zonzi.
It remains to be seen how PSG’s rampant activity in the transfer market will aid their aspirations in Europe. The club was knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona last season, and denied local success by Fabinho’s current team.
Will their signings mark the dawn of their era of victory in Europe, or will sheer financial power prove incapable to match the displays put up elsewhere?
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.