The transfer window is set to be a period of big change at Paris Saint-Germain after the club once again failed to end their Champions League drought. You can live-bet on the French top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Christophe Galtier became Paris Saint-Germain’s seventh coach in 11 years of Qatari-backed ownership after Mauricio Pochettino was fired. Galtier said he felt emotional and proud to take charge on a two-year contract. The new PSG manager isn’t the most well-known outside of France, but his achievements are no less impressive.
His playing style was not the most popular, but Galtier managed to keep Lille safe and the team qualified for the Champions League in his first season, finishing second overall. He won the domestic title with Lille two seasons ago, finishing one point ahead of PSG. Galtier resigned and took over as manager for Nice, taking them from ninth to fifth place. PSG will be looking to win their first European title since 1996, and Galtier is the man tasked with getting them there.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is the No. 1 choice and the only goalkeeper certain to remain at the club. Kylian Mbappe rejecting Real Madrid‘s advances is a huge boost for PSG, and together with Neymar and Lionel Messi, they look set for a productive second season together. If you’re betting online, you should expect a better performance from the attacking trio, with Messi eager to show his real skills.
PSG has signed highly rated Portugal midfielder Vitor Ferreira “Vitinha” from FC Porto. The Portugal international had a starring role at Porto, starting in 27 league games to help his former side win the league title last season. He became PSG’s first signing following Luis Campos’ appointment as a football advisor. Nuno Mendes joined PSG on a permanent transfer on July 1 after the left-back enjoyed a successful season on loan from Sporting Lisbon.
Milan Skriniar has chosen to join PSG after hesitating between the French capital and Premier League club Chelsea. The Slovakian international’s current club, Inter Milan, agreed to lower their initial demands over a fee.
Marseille were the big winners on Ligue 1’s crazy final day. Marseille finished second because of a last-minute equalizer conceded by Monaco at Lens, earning a direct spot in the Champions League groups. Jorge Sampaoli has left his role as Marseille’s head coach. Sampaoli’s exit comes as a shock, given the 62-year-old led Marseille back to the Champions League.
They named ex-Croatia international Igor Tudor as their new coach. Tudor coached Verona in Serie A last season, leading the club to ninth in Italy’s top flight. He stepped down after failing to come to an agreement on how to build on that impressive finish.
Marseille has officially announced the signing of Isaak Toure from Le Havre. Toure was a player Manchester City were keen to add to their ranks, but the Frenchman has opted to stay in his homeland and join Marseille. Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined Olympique Marseille in a permanent transfer after spending 2021-22 on loan with the Ligue 1 club, during which time he became an integral part of their side, making 56 appearances in all competitions. Under Tudor, Marseille will transform into a team to be trusted and you will see them many times next season in our soccer picks and parlays.
Pau Lopez has made his loan deal to Marseille from AS Roma a permanent one together with Cengiz Under after an impressive first half of the season at the Orange Velodrome. Lopez was signed at the start of last season with Sampaoli seeking to introduce some competition for the goalkeeping role occupied by club captain Steve Mandanda.
Arkadiusz Milik’s situation at Marseille is becoming clearer. The Polish striker is determined to stay one more season with the club and continue to deliver. Sampaoli’s replacement was probably the main reason for this decision. Milik scored 20 goals in 37 games across all competitions last season, but only seven of those goals came in 23 league outings.
Other Notable Transfers in Ligue 1
AS Monaco has signed Japan international Takumi Minamino from Liverpool. The 27-year-old put pen to paper on a four-year contract in France after spending two years with the Premier League club. Last season, he started just once in the Premier League, scoring in the penultimate game of the season against Southampton. The forward scored 10 goals in 22 appearances across all competitions last term.
Lille has completed the signing of Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo, who will wear the number 27 shirt at the northern club this season. The Guinea international managed 14 goals and five assists in Ligue 1 last season as Clermont narrowly avoided relegation in the club’s first-ever top-flight campaign.
The French Ligue 1 will kick off on Aug. 7 with reigning champs PSG traveling to play Clermont. They are huge favorites to win their opening game at -240 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds.