Do not let young people play, a risk for the future? —


In recent years, Paris Saint-Germain let go of several young talents, who shine today in Europe. The scenario could repeat itself this summer. Unless you change course as soon as possible? More

The phenomenon is not new, it even predates the arrival of Qatar at the head of the club. At Paris Saint-Germain, we see that many young talents, often for lack of playing time, have preferred to leave PSG to get their careers off the ground. Many have succeeded brilliantly and shine or have shone in the four corners of Europe. The management of the Parisian should try everything to solve the problem as soon as possible.

Talent drain, a phenomenon that is not new

Steven Nzonzi, Ferland Mendy, Mattéo Guendouzi, Kingsley Coman, Mike Maignan, Jonathan Ikoné, Christopher Nkunku, Moussa Diaby. These players share two things in common. That of having worn the jersey of the France team. As well as the fact of having passed through Paris Saint-Germain. Some left of their own free will, others were not accepted. But potentially, PSG could have relied on all of these players who played little or nothing in the capital before their exodus. And these are just examples.

Christopher Nkunku, former PSG player, here in the colors of RB Leipzig (Icon Sport)
Christopher Nkunku, former PSG player, here in the colors of RB Leipzig (Icon Sport)

Obviously, today, at the time of QSI, with an unlimited budget or almost, it is very difficult to find a place at Paris Saint-Germain. Only Presnel Kimpembe, a native of Val-d’Oise, at the club since 2005, manages to do well. As often, the PSG training center is full of young talents. Some make a few appearances from time to time. But in a workforce with a very South American accent, with largely foreign leaders, the Parisian “Titis” and more generally the new generation, are struggling to hatch. Fortunately, the current Ligue 1 leader seems to want to remedy this in the near future.

Change of policy this summer at PSG?

The density of talented young players is so high that Paris Saint-Germain is almost forced to make choices. For several months, Teddy Alloh (Eupen, D1 Belgium), Timothée Pembélé (Bordeaux) or Alphonse Areola (West Ham, England) have been looking for more playing time on loan. Arnaud Kalimuendo, about to complete a second loan to Lens, should stay there. Bandiougou Fadiga was transferred for free to Olympiakos (Greece) last January. And after ?

Present in the professional squad this season, several cracks are singularly lacking in playing time. The best example is perhaps that of Xavi Simons, considered one of Paris Saint-Germain’s greatest hopes, at the end of his contract in June. But not from the trip to Clermont lately. Difficult to see clearly. Same observation or almost for the young colossus El Chadaille Bitshiabu, tracked in particular by Bayern Munich and Salzburg. Eric-Junior Dina-Ebimbe (9 L1 matches this season), Edouard Michut (3), Nathan Bitumazala (1) or even Ismaël Gharbi (0) are also waiting for more consideration. The recent extension of Lucas Lavallée, 19-year-old goalkeeper, who arrived from Lille during the last summer transfer window, is it cause for hope?


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