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The PSG defense was the biggest area of concern last season.
Coming into the summer, defense was the area of most concern for PSG.
However, the anticipated arrival of Thiago Silva from AC Milan should cure a great deal of that. Silva is the back-four anchor PSG was missing last season. His talent, leadership and understanding of the game will help the defense to gel into a more efficient unit.
With fellow Brazilians Maxwell and Alex already in defense, Silva should make a seamless transition into the PSG squad. Christophe Jallet is a capable right-back, and players like Camara and Armand add experienced depth.
The biggest question facing the defense now is where the super talented Mamadou Sakho fits in. Sakho was hailed as one of the greatest talents to come through the PSG youth system. Last summer, he was drawing interest from teams like Arsenal.
Whether it was the change in coaching, a lack of confidence or just a slump, the once rising star seemed to plateau and found himself on the bench.
Sakho has tremendous talent, and could benefit greatly from playing with Silva. His abilities allow him to play at left-back or center-back.
Either way, it is in PSG's best interest to keep him. Quality depth in the center of defense is a requirement to compete for silverware on multiple fronts.