PSG transfer target Axel Witsel has accepted that it would be hard to reject an offer from the French club.
The 24-year-old was one of the brightest young midfielders in Europe before he made his move to Zenit St. Petersburg last season – surprisingly one must add. The Belgium international has endured a disappointing season in Russia, where Zenit failed to win the league despite all their investments and the former Benfica midfielder failed to make any significant impact on the squad.
Reports suggested that PSG are interested in signing the midfielder as they look to strengthen the team and progress further in Europe. But the biggest issue in this move is Witsel’s transfer fee. The Belgium international was signed by Zenit for a mind boggling transfer fee of €40 million back in 2012. So even if the Russian club agrees to sale the 24-year-old they will at least want to get back the money which they invested. But PSG are unlikely to pay that amount for Witsel and recent reports suggested that the French club could use Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi as the part of swap deal.
Meanwhile, Axel Witsel, it seems, is also trying his best to urge PSG into making a move for him. The midfielder insisted that an offer from PSG isn’t easy to refuse.
“For now my mind is 100 per cent focused on Zenit.
“PSG are one of the clubs who no player could be indifferent to. You could not refuse that.” – Axel Witsel told the press.
The French club are preparing to start their life under new manager Laurent Blanc (who is yet to be officially announced as the manager) as Carlo Ancelotti closes in on a move to Real Madrid. It is believed that Ancelotti’s departure could trigger a lot of departure from the club. Axel Witsel is also unsure whether new manager Laurent Blanc likes him as footballer, which could affect PSG’s interest in him.
“Does Laurent Blanc like me? I do not know anything. All I know of him is his sporting career.
“In football, everything can happen quickly. But I cannot say any more about it, because I do not hold any of the cards.” – Witsel added.