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PSG are equipped with the finances to sign anyone on the planet right now.

The French giants flexed their monetary muscle not once but twice last summer by stunning their rivals with the acquisitions of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.


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Double trouble arrived in Paris this summer

But it wasn’t always this way.

Prior to the Qatari takeover in August 2011, PSG had gone nearly 20 years without a Ligue 1 title with just three runners up finishes in that time frame too.

The Parisiens, in truth, were a fading force in French football before the influx of money, with Lyon dominating domestic competitions during the first decade of the 21st century.

But while they didn’t win the title, PSG’s squad in the final season prior to the takeover will be remembered more for sentimental reasons with some true cult heroes in their ranks.

1 Claude Makelele

Try not to get lost in those beautiful eyes

Try not to get lost in those beautiful eyes

Coming to the end of his remarkable career, Makelele spent three years in Paris after a hugely successful era with Chelsea.

One of a real premium of players to be immortalised by a position or move, the ice-cool Frenchman played 42 times in all competitions for PSG in 2010/11.

Makelele anchored that midfield to death – as he did throughout his career – before hanging up his boots at the end of the season.

2 Mamadou Sakho

Sakho went onto become PSG’s youngest ever captain



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