Gonzalo Hamus is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) soon.

Fabricio Romano, a transfer market expert, said on his social media on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time), “PSG and Benfica are currently solving problems with the payment method and financial fair play (FFP) rules related to the transfer of Hamus. A few days ago, a total of 80 million Since the agreement on the transfer fee in the amount of euros (approximately 115.2 billion won) has been concluded, the deal will be concluded soon.” 

On the 7th, reporter Romano said, “Hamus is heading to PSG. The transfer fee is 65 million euros (about 93.6 billion won) plus a bonus option of 15 million euros (about 21.6 billion won) for a total of 80 million euros. Afterwards, it will be carried out in the form of a mandatory transfer next summer. The medical test is scheduled for next week,” adding ‘HERE WE GO’, which is used when a transfer is certain. 

PSG is going through a lot of changes this summer. First of all, the command tower has changed. Last season, under coach Christophe Galtier, he won the French Ligue 1, but was only one point behind second place Lens. Also, the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) was eliminated early.

As a result, PSG started looking for a new manager to replace Galtier. And in early July, manager Luis Enrique was appointed. Coach Enrique has extensive experience on the big stage, having led Barcelona and the Spanish national soccer team. In particular, at the time he led Barcelona, ​​in the 2014-15 season, he also achieved a treble including the UCL championship trophy that PSG wanted. 

After the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, coach Enrique laid down the leadership of the Spanish national soccer team and was linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. However, it did not lead to a specific negotiation stage, and in the end, PSG was chosen. His contract is for 2 years.

After completing the appointment of the manager, PSG also completed the recruitment of players sequentially. With the departures of Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos, many players have joined throughout the airlift. Marco Asensio, Lee Kang-in, Manuel Ugarte, and Sher Ndour were brought in for attack and midfield, while Milan Skriniar and Luca Hernandez wore PSG uniforms for defense.

Currently, PSG is almost complete with the composition of the squad. However, the offensive side needs a change. First of all, the fate of Kylian Mbappe is unclear. Mbappe played an active role as a key player last season, recording 29 goals and 5 assists in 34 Ligue 1 games. However, outside the game, the noise continued. At the beginning of the season, he was plagued by rumors of disagreement with Neymar over the penalty kicker. 

He even made a bombshell remark recently. Mbappe, who was selected as the best French player of the 2022-23 season awarded by France’s ‘L’Equipe’ and ‘French Football’, said in a later interview, “I don’t think playing for PSG is very helpful. They are divided. It is a team that causes,” he said. 

Also, Mbappe has publicly indicated that he will not renew the contract. Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG last summer, extending the contract until the summer of 2024. It also included an option for a one-year extension. However, he expressed his stance that he would not invoke this extension clause. If this happens, Mbappe can transfer as a free agent (FA) next year.

Accordingly, PSG is pressuring Mbappe to leave this summer if he does not want to extend his contract. He threw down the river, including being dropped from the tour roster. However, even if Mbappe stays on the bench all year, he is considering leaving next year. 

Of course, even if Mbappe remains, the frontline striker is needed. Mbappe can fill this position, but basically the preferred position is on the side. During the pre-season, Hugo Ekitique and Marco Asensio have filled this position, but there must be one professional striker. Because of this, he had transfer rumors with Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) and others.토토사이트

But PSG found the right man on the Portuguese stage. It is Hamus, a rookie striker born in 2001 from Portugal. Hamus has been playing for Benfica’s first team since 2020. He began to show his presence in earnest by scoring 7 goals in 29 Portuguese league games (17 starts, 12 substitutes) in the 2021-22 season.

Last season, he played his best performance, scoring 19 goals in 30 league games, filling the void left by Darwin Núñez, who left for Liverpool. Accordingly, he also participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Included in the final roster of the Portugal national football team, he played as a substitute throughout the group stage. However, Cristiano Ronaldo’s sluggish performance at the time was on the cutting board.

In the end, Hamus pushed Ronaldo out of Switzerland in the round of 16 and got his first World Cup start. His presence was enormous. Hamus scored a hat-trick against Switzerland. This was the first World Cup starter in 20 years since Miroslav Klose in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup to record a hat-trick.

Interest in Hamus surged after the World Cup. However, Hamus’ transfer fee was a variable. Hamus has a contract with Benfica until the summer of 2026. For Benfica, it is not easy to send a young player with enough potential. In particular, it is known that Hamus’ contract includes a buyout of 120 million euros (approximately 172.8 billion won).

However, PSG negotiated with Benfica to complete his contract for a lower price of 80 million euros. Now, if the final coordination is over, the recruitment is complete. His contract expires in the summer of 2028.

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