Alexander Goldstein


PSG will be the best team in the world in 2020. No trio up top is no more imposing than the up and coming PSG strikeforce of Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani. With Neymar, you get a proven winger, who can control the game and put on displays of skill unmatched by any. Everyone thinks he will be the next world’s best, and they have good reason to think that. Under the tutelage of Messi at Barcelona, Neymar has developed wonderfully, and is now ready to take on the challenge of having his own team. He is entering his prime, and watching him play is a joy. With Mbappe, you’ve got a young striker with a knack for finding the back of the net. Playing next to two of the best forwards in the world will only make him better, and I expect him to be the world’s top striker in five years. And then there’s Cavani, a true number nine, who has established himself as the head of the PSG dragon over the past four years. Since making the move from Napoli in July of 2013, Cavani has scored 145 goals for the club, highlighted by an incredible 2016/17 season in which he scored 49 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions. As long as the chemistry between the three forwards develops well, goals com crashing down on any opponent.


As if this trio wasn’t enough, PSG has two additional world class wingers that can play at the highest level. Angel Di Maria has been spectacular in his time at the club, setting the league record for assists in a season in his first year at the club. Last year, he was the golden boy on his birthday when PSG crushed Barcelona at the Parc des Princes. ALso at their disposal is the German super kid Julian Draxler. Draxler captained a German team of substitutes to a Confederations Cup victory this past Summer. After coming to the club last year, Draxler has spent most of his time on the bench, and don’t expect that to change this year with Neymar and Mbappe taking away playing time from him. PSG should sell one if not both of these wingers, in order to free up funds, and if nothing else, to let these world class players actually play. But for league play and times when the stars need to rest, these two are certainly more than capable replacements.