Leonardo's new sports director was not given too much time to get his feet under the Paris st-Germain table. The headquarters have added five new players to the team for one week at a total of £ 30m.
The new additions are good players: Milan Bisevac midfielder Valencienne, Roma striker Jeremy Menez and St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi arrived on Monday and watched Palermo goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and Momo Sissoko from Juventus.
It has been a magnificent spree that has been possible thanks to new owners in the Middle East: Since the Qatar Investment Authority has held a managerial role in the team two months ago, Paris St-Germain has become a corporate favorite with 2009-10 champions Marseille in Ligue 1 Outrights Betting Market. The odds are now as low as 3.50.
Oddly, Paris St-Germain has claimed the title only twice in their history and the last time was in 1993-94. They have been something like sleeping giants in recent years and the difficulties with their frenetic activity in preschool show their desperation to get rid of this tag as soon as possible.
More turmoil, as this rarely gives a moment of success in football, as there is usually a need for a campaign before a serious challenge can be set up. However, they are already on track after they finish fourth in the last campaign. This was already the best performance in the last seven seasons: the gap between the best and the others in France is much easier to bridge than in some other top divisions, as has been demonstrated by Lille, which ran from fourth to early last season.
The polls have been cut after a summer shift window: Those aboard were able to win Paris Saint-Germain's victory in the 2011/12 Ligue 1 season at 10 but now the current price is down to 3.50. It will be a much more interesting season.
So all eyes will be on new states of Paris St-Germain when the French league kickes off Saturday but the betting experts believe players should still dodge next to the capital and put their money into two clubs with proven track records instead of Marseille and Lille . PSG has become too short in the marketplace and there are too many risk factors as the team is a big new and will need time to settle.