In a lot of ways, Paris Saint-Germain are an elite club. The French team, for instance, pays the highest wages in Europe - maintaining an average salary of just under £5.3 million, ranking them ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and even the New York Yankees, if you’re looking for a wider comparison. Then there’s the names that have been drawn there in recent years: David Beckham, Carlo Ancelotti and of course, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And yet, PSG aren’t quite the club they were meant to be by now.
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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) fans celebrate during the French Cup final soccer match between PSG and Auxerre at the Stade de France Stadium, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, Saturday May 30, 2015. PSG won 1-0. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)