Two internationals poorer and a lot of experience richer PSV is already faced with a tough job

In addition to Dumfries and Malen, more players are nominated to make a transfer. Maxi Romero recently saw a move to Udinese stall at the last minute, while Besiktas has raised the finger to take over Bruma. PSV is also not unsympathetic to the departure of Dante Rigo and Derrick Luckassen.

4. ‘PSV must become more decisive in the front, Ramalho reinforcement’

Reporter Rik Elfrink, the regular follower of PSV on behalf of the Eindhovens Dagblad, saw Schmidt’s selection prepare well for, among other things, the training camp in Marienfeld, Germany, but does see an important point of concern: the efficiency of the attack.

“You saw it last season and now also in the preparation: many opportunities are missed. That will have to be improved against Galatasaray. In that regard, PSV can use a top reinforcement at the front,” says Elfrink.

“In the corridors there is talk about a return of Luuk de Jong when Malen leaves. Then you bring in someone who can score at least twenty goals in the Eredivisie. But what do you do with Zahavi? or more of the same type of players.”

In Elfrink’s eyes, Ramalho is an outright reinforcement. “He is not a killer, not an impressive defender, but you can see that he has played at a good level. I am also curious whether he can be a weapon at set pieces. I think PSV will enjoy this defender a lot.”

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