PSG sporting director Leonardo has criticised academy players who leave the club because of a lack of first-team playing time in Paris, saying most find it is just as difficult to see regular action elsewhere.
In particular, he referred to Tanguy Nianzou’s move to Bayern Munich in the summer, with the young defender on the fringes at the Bundesliga champions.
“Tanguy played with us in the Champions League and he has spent almost a year at Bayern Munich without playing,” the Brazilian told France Bleu Paris radio station.
“The problem is thinking that there is paradise elsewhere. They say ‘PSG lost a youngster’, but sometimes I think it is not PSG who lose, but the youngsters who leave PSG.”