Criticized for its reluctance to recruit in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain has good reason. Claimed prizes are part of it, as well as the preference of the coveted players. But due to the lists to be communicated for the Champions League, the capital club may have to make an effort.
The statistics confirm it, Paris Saint-Germain recruits very little in France. Since the arrival of Kylian Mbappé from Monaco in 2017, only Alexandre Letellier has been recruited free in Ligue 1 for the role of third goalkeeper. The doorman is therefore one of the nine elements drawn from the French elite in 11 years under Qatar Sports Investments. We obviously know the main reason, the capital club often remains focused on stars on a European scale. It still happens that Paris Saint-Germain is attracted by players from its league.
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The problem is that clubs are being greedy when it comes to dealing with Parisians. ” Every time we came to discuss a player, the clubs asked us for double what they would have asked for from another buyer.explained a former manager of Paris Saint-Germain to the daily Le Parisien. It was not the real price and, above all, it no longer corresponded to the quality of the player. In the end, the deals were not made. We can take the current example of Aurélien Tchouaméni, whom AS Monaco values at 80 million euros when Paris Saint-Germain comes to the information.
PSG may have to recruit in L1
The Monegasque also symbolizes those players who prefer going abroad rather than going through the best French club. Finally, an agent close to Ligue 1 claims that the Parisians are not doing the work well enough upstream to attract young talent from France. The champion of France will however have to make an effort. Because in the event of the departure of players like Abdou Diallo and Layvin Kurzawa, it will be necessary to recruit elements trained in the country for the lists in the Champions League. For a group of 25, UEFA requires four players trained at the club, and four others in France.