How PSG tried to sign Pele in 1971

Paris Saint-Germain are used to chasing the world’s best players these days. They own the two most expensive players of all time after paying a combined €402m for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over a 12-month period between 2017 and 2018.

But PSG are what you describe as nouveau riche compared the rest of Europe’s biggest clubs.

The vast majority of their success has come in the last 11 years since being bought by Qatar Sports Investment, a subsidiary of the gulf nation’s sovereign wealth fund.

PSG are also a fairly young club as it is, only formed as recently as 1970. But they have…


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