PSG can field two world-class starting XIs after signing Nordi Mukiele, their squad depth is frightening


The 24-year-old becomes the club’s fourth major signing of the summer transfer window, joining Nuno Mendes, Vitinha and Hugo Ekitike at the Parc des Princes.

Mukiele has signed a five-year deal with PSG and is expected to compete primarily with first-choice right-back Achraf Hachimi.

The France international can also play as a centre-back and will provide reinforcements for Sergio Ramos, Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos.

His arrival bolsters an already formidable PSG squad, which includes many star players including Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

Such is the strength of their squad that PSG head coach Christopher Galtier is now able to name two completely different world-class starting XIs in the 2022-23 season.

GiveMeSport put together two starting rosters, both of which are strong enough to compete for top honors.

The first XI includes the majority of PSG star names. Check it out below:

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Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Danilo Pereira, Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar

The second XI, although not as strong as the first, would likely challenge for the Ligue 1 title.

Keylor Navas, Nordi Mukiele, Thilo Kehrer, Sergio Ramos, Juan Bernat, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Ander Herrera, Vitinha, Pablo Sarabia, Hugo Ekitike, Mauro Icardi

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PSG have such strength in depth that several international players are unable to make it to either team, including Georginio Wijnaldum, Julian Draxler, Abdou Diallo, Layvin Kurzawa and Rafinha.

PSG, unsurprisingly, are favorites to win the Ligue 1 title this season, but it’s the elusive Champions League trophy that Galtier must bring back to Paris if he is to be seen as a successful nomination.

He could claim his first trophy as PSG head coach on Sunday when his side take on Coupe de France winners Nantes in the Trophées des Champions match.

PSG will then begin their Ligue 1 title defense against Clermont Foot the following Saturday.


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