Luis Campos joins PSG as football advisor after Leonardo leaves

Former Monaco and Lille sporting director Luis Campos will join Paris Saint-Germain as football advisor today.

Campos’ arrival at the Parc des Princes marks the end of Leonardo’s time at the club.

Leonardo’s departure follows a major review by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi which will also see Mauricio Pochettino leave the club in the coming days. The Niçois Christophe Galtier is the main candidate for the succession of Pochettino.

PSG are now looking to selling fringe players as part of a major squad overhaul with Mauro Icardi, Idrissa Gueye, Danilo Pereira, Keylor Navas and Julian Draxler among those who could leave.

The club are also said to be considering approaches for Neymar, but there is a feeling within PSG that the lower paid players may be easier to get out of this summer.

The new head coach, together with Campos, will decide who leaves the club during the summer transfer window.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is unlikely to complete his move to PSG despite being available as a free agent.

Former AC Milan midfielder Leonardo was appointed PSG sporting director for the second time in July 2019.

Leonardo, who also played for PSG in the 1996-97 season, previously held the position between July 2011 and July 2013.

Campos, 57, worked closely with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe during their time at Monaco.

Mbappe recently turned down interest from Real Madrid to extend his stay in Paris for another three years.

Campos, who was employed by Jose Mourinho as a scout at Real Madrid in 2012, brought Radamel Falcao, Anthony Martial and Fabinho to Monaco during his reign.

He helped build the Monegasque and Lille teams that won Ligue 1 in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

PSG have won eight of the last 10 French titles but have yet to get their hands on the Champions League.

The club hope Campos can change their luck in Europe and continue their dominance in France.

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