In search of closing the gap at the top of Ligue 1 and challenging in the Champions League, Patrick Kluivert is chasing after a striker to play as a back up to target man Edinson Cavani and to bring more depth into the squad.
Paris’ only signing so far this transfer window, Julian Draxler, has been a instant hit but Paris Saint Germain are still searching for more signatures this window. Underneath I will evaluate each of the forwards that PSG have been linked with and distinguish who might be a hit in the capital, and who will flop.
He may be a former Marseille man, but Batshuayi got 17 goals last season in Ligue 1, only two goals behind PSG’s talisman Edinson Cavani, proving that he obviously has the goal scoring instinct that is needed to play for a team of the caliber of PSG.
The Belgian is struggling to get a game at Chelsea since his big money move following an impressive 2015/16 season and a decent display at the Euros’s. Patrick Kluivert will look with interest at his disappointment in England and a possible loan move could benefit the player as well as PSG with his Ligue 1 credentials.
Next on the list is a player that has not done himself justice on the big stage. But following a disastrous spell at Liverpool, the Spaniard has returned to La Liga and his success has gone under the radar. As it stands, Iago Aspas in fourth in the goal scoring charts in Spain, with more goals than Antoine Griezmann, and only trails to Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez unsurprisingly.
I believe that it is time for the Aspas to return back to the top instead of hiding in the shadows and PSG allows him the perfect opportunity to do that. The potential of being a game changer and great back up may attract PSG to make a move for the Spanish striker in this window.
Unlike the previous two on this list, Jonas may catch the eye of Paris’ director of football despite his greater age. The 32 year old had a wonderful season for Benfica last year, producing the majority of their goals which just further consolidated his prolific nature.
The Brazilian is certainly an interesting option for Paris and a gamble, that if PSG were to take, that could defiantly pay off. He scored 35 goals last season but has been struggling with injury so far this season. In addition, Jonas has not been able to play in this years Champions League, an additional bonus for Paris if they are able to persuade Benfica to let him go.
Another player who has been disappointing in England with Liverpool. Christian Benteke has yet to completely recover from the poor spell and regain the fine qualities he showed whilst playing for Aston Villa.
However, he would add something different to Emery’s tactics but would be a big risk. There is no doubting that the Belgian is good at what he does but in my opinion Benteke just won’t benefit the PSG attack due to his style of play and will not help bring any more efficiency going forward.
The veteran Spanish striker has made a name for his self on a European level since having a great career at Bilbao and has gone on to play for European giants Juventus and Sevilla, where he played under Paris boss Unai Emery.
But similarly to Benteke, the other towering striker does not fit the way Les Parisiens like to attack. He may be a handful for Ligue 1 defences but challenging the likes of Chelsea for his signature it not worth it and a waste of energy from the French champions.