Football: PSG have potential to win Champions League, says coach Laurent Blanc
PARIS (REUTERS) - Paris St Germain, who have splashed out over 300 million euros (S$506.5 million) on the transfer market since being taken over by Qatari investors in 2011, now have the potential to win the Champions League, according to coach Laurent Blanc.
Last season, PSG clinched their first French league title since 1994 and reached the quarter-finals in Europe's premium club football competition.
That was before they added Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos and French full-back prospect Lucas Digne to a star-studded squad already featuring the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Pastore, Lucas and Thiago Silva.
"Paris can win it like Chelsea did it when they were least expected to," Blanc, who took over from the departing Carlo Ancelotti in June, told French daily Le Parisien on Thursday.