PSG make a lot of money when traveling to Asia this summer
Despite the departure of superstars Lionel Messi or Sergio Ramos, PSG still earned a deal with partners, much better than the $ 13.5 million last year.
According to Marca, 22.5 million PSG will receive this summer is the record amount a club earns while on tour in a summer.
The Parc des Princes team exploits the attraction of Kylian Mbappe, a very popular player in Japan. The French player presented at PSG's headquarters in Poissy on July 17 to reassess his health situation. Without incident, Mbappe will join PSG's Asia tour.
The PSG squad still has stars like Neymar or Achraf Hakimi. But according to AS, no one can compare with Mbappe in commercial value. This is one of the reasons why PSG find ways to keep the striker born in 1998 even though he repeatedly asked to leave. In June, Mbappe announced not to renew with PSG, meaning the French club could lose this striker in the summer of next year.
In Japan, PSG will play three friendly matches. On July 25, they met Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, the team that owns Cristiano Ronaldo. Three days later, PSG met Osaka and then on August 1, they faced Inter.
PSG considers summer tours an important source of income for the club in the context that they are closely monitored by UEFA under Financial Fair Play laws. This is the second year in a row that the Ligue 1 champions have chosen Japan as their pre-season destination. Due to the recent recruitment of midfielder Lee Kang-in, PSG left open the possibility of going to Korea to play a friendly match after finishing 10 days in Japan.
Due to the cancellation of the French Super Cup due to a problem with the host country Thailand, PSG can spend 10 days without playing, from August 2 to August 12. New coach Luis Enrique does not want this, so the option to go to Korea is being considered. PSG also wants to make more revenue after reporting a loss of $437 million last year.