PSG's goal-scoring dilemma: Who will step up after Mbappé?

20. March 2024
Kylian Mbappe (foto: Getty Images)
As Paris Saint-Germain braces for a future without Kylian Mbappé, reportedly moving to Real Madrid, the club faces a daunting challenge: filling the considerable gap left by their leading scorer.

With Mbappé's departure imminent, the French champions find themselves in a predicament, highlighted by the fact that no other player in the current season has reached the ten-goal mark, a stark contrast to Mbappé's 38-goal tally.   

As PSG contemplates life after Mbappé, the statistics paint a concerning picture. Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos, potential successors in the goal-scoring department, have each netted nine goals, while Vitinha has contributed six. This goal-scoring drought beyond Mbappé underscores the urgent need for PSG to secure a prolific striker to maintain their offensive potency.   

Amidst speculation and concern, English media have spotlighted Slovenian striker Benjamin Šeško as a potential key to PSG's attacking conundrum. The young sensation, currently with RB Leipzig, has been linked with a €50 million move to the Parisian giants. Šeško's burgeoning reputation has caught the attention of Europe's elite, with Milan and several Premier League clubs also rumored to be interested.   

Under the guidance of coach Luis Enrique, PSG is already adapting to a future devoid of Mbappé's goal-scoring exploits. By reducing Mbappé's playing time, Enrique aims to prepare his team for the upcoming transition, a task proving challenging given the Frenchman's unparalleled impact on the pitch.   

The summer transfer window offers PSG an opportunity to address this pressing issue, with the club likely to pursue a proven striker capable of consistently finding the back of the net. Whether Šeško or another forward will don the PSG jersey remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: PSG must act decisively to ensure their status as a European powerhouse remains unchallenged in the post-Mbappé era.
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