Lights, cameras, action! If last season all eyes were on Ligue 1 because of Lionel Messi‘s arrival in at Paris Saint-Germainthe 2022/23 season is not far behind Kylian Mbappe‘s surprise renewal, despite all signs seeming to indicate that the Frenchman would join Real Madrid.
Messi, Mbappe spirit Neymarwill try to spearhead a PSG side with Christophe Galtier at the helm, as they look to break the record for most league titles in France. PSG currently share the honor with Saint-Etiennewith both clubs currently on 10 league titles.
The three stars have been joined by the arrivals of Know it, Renato Sanches spirit Nordi Mukiele. Now, more than ever, PSG have an obligation in the Champions League.
Obviously, the club with the biggest investment in Ligue 1 has been the Parc des Princes side with 91.50 million euros, but the rest of the chasing pack have also strengthened their squads and, in some cases, there’s a lot of excitement.
Challengers to the throne
Among the possible candidates are Lyonwho, after a disastrous season in which they finished eighth, have shored up their squad with an investment of 8.45 million euros.
Alexandre Lacazette, Corentin Tolisso spirit Nicolas Tagliafico will bolster the seven-time league champions.
Marseilles finished second last year and have also reinforced their squad in order to make the leap in quality. With their lack of options penalizing them last season, both in domestic competition and in Europe. But new coach Igor Tudor has already had huge problems managing the dressing room and crisis talks were held before the season began.
In third place, behind the massive capital project and the ambition of Lyon spirit Marseillesare Monaco who have added Takumi Minamino, Wissam Ben Yedder spirit Alexander Golovin.
There’s also the new look Lille with Jonathan David and there’s Nice with rising star Amine Gouiri.
Faith in the coaches
Close to 350 million euros has been spent so far by French clubs to strengthen their squads.
In terms of coaches, there has been less turnover. Gaultier (PSG), Tudor (Marseilles), Paulo Fonseca (Lille), Lucien Favre (Nice) will have big tasks on their hands.