In the very last hours of the summer transfer window, Leonardo managed to complete the loan with the option to buy Nuno Mendes from Sporting Portugal. For Danilo Pereira, PSG midfielder, his sporting director has achieved a very nice deal with his young compatriot.
Danilo: “Nuno Mendes will bring a lot of options “
After recruiting the Moroccan right-back Ashraf Hakimi for 71 million euros from Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain were looking for a left back to balance Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. In the last hours of the summer transfer window, the sporting director of the Red and Blue has managed to conclude a deal with his Sporting Portugal counterpart for Nuno Mendes. The 19-year-old Portuguese international joined PSG on a loan of 7 million euros with an option to buy set at 7 million euros.
The young man even played his first minutes in an official match with his new club on Saturday against Clermont Foot. Questioned by Prime Video, the Parisian milieu Danilo Pereira rejoiced at the arrival of his compatriot to whom he foresees a great future at Paris SG.
“He’s a very talented youngster, he’s going to bring a lot of options on the left, both offensively and defensively. He is a young person who is not afraid to attack, to make efforts offensively. I think he will help us a lot “, said the 30-year-old Portuguese international. For his part, the main concerned, him, wants to convince Leonardo to lift his purchase option next summer.
Nuno Mendes wants to convince Leonardo and PSG
Despite a current contract until June 30, 2025, Nuno Mendes does not necessarily intend to return to his training club. While he will rub shoulders for an entire season with big worlds like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, the native of Sintra wants to convince Leonardo and the Paris Saint-Germain to pay the 40 million euros of its purchase clause next summer.
“My goal is to give the maximum so that the club trusts me and that I stay permanently. I am happy to be at Paris Saint-Germain. I will give the maximum for this great club, I will represent it with immense pride. I will give everything every day “, indicated Nuno Mendes, who will be put in competition with Abdou Diallo, Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat.