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Some of the biggest winners with the Blanc appointment are PSG’s French contingent.
Many of the club’s domestic talents were left disgruntled under Ancelotti at a lack of playing time after the arrival of foreign star names.
Some are undisputed starters, but others are not, and some of the capital club’s French internationals rightly feel aggrieved at being given so few chances.
Often-forgotten striker Kevin Gameiro, Les Bleus regular Mamadou Sakho, fellow youth academy product Clement Chantome and the enigmatic Jeremy Menez were eventually only bit-part players under Ancelotti.
All have a better chance of staying at the club under Blanc’s leadership.
Indeed Blanc advised Gameiro on making the move to PSG two years ago when he was France coach, according to L’Equipe (h/t Sky Sports), so he owes him a chance. He was also able to get the best out of mercurial talent Menez internationally.
The club are targeting the likes of Lille’s Lucas Digne and Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye according to ESPN FC and RMC Radio, and that is arguably a statement of intent.
Expect to see PSG boasting a more French flavour this season.