Are Paris Saint-Germain really considering leaving the Parc des Princes? Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France region, “approached” the mayors of Ile-de-France towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants on this subject, reports radio France-Bleu. In a message on WhatsApp, Pécresse reportedly said “having been contacted by the president of the club (Nasser Al-Khelaïfi) to assess other sites in Île-de-France” than the Parc des Princes, where PSG has resided since 1974.
PSG wants to buy the Parc des Princes from Paris town hall, but mayor Anne Hidalgo is fiercely opposed to it. Al-Khelaïfi has constantly raised the idea of PSG leaving for a brand new stadium. “It’s over, we want to move from the Parc des Princes,” thundered the Qatari leader last week. In his message, Pécresse adds that PSG is looking for “a 50-hectare site close to road and public transport, capable of accommodating a stadium and hotel infrastructure”.
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The president of the Ile-de-France region would have invited interested mayors to provide her with a response by March 16. PSG ultra supporters expressed their hostility towards Anne Hidalgo during the match against Lille last Saturday (3-1) and hope that the club will stay at the Parc des Princes. It is in its historic stadium that Kylian Mbappé and his teammates will host Real Sociedad this Wednesday (9 p.m.) for their round of 16 first leg of the Champions League.