PSG Hope Talented Teens Turn Down Barcelona and Leipzig

Paris Saint-Germain’s two most talented 17-year-olds have both scored for the first team in 2020. However, unless Adil Aouchiche and Tanguy Kouassi sign professional contracts with the capital club, both will be departing the club this summer.

According to comments made by PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo, both Aouchiche and Kouassi have contracts that have been presented to them and all that is necessary to secure a long-term stay in the French capital is their signature.

In a report from Le Parisien, the French publication revealed more information regarding the futures of PSG’s brightest young stars.

For Kouassi, it’s understood that PSG has not offered him as lucrative of a deal as RB Leipzig. The Bundesliga leaders are reportedly prepared to give the center-back a €4 million signing bonus while PSG is only offering €2.5 million to €3 million.

The benefit of staying in Paris for Kouassi would be familiarity and the fact that he’s seeing significant playing time with the first team even at his young age. Leipzig can promise that too but there’s no sure thing in football.

Aouchiche has publically stated that he wants to win everything with PSG but like Kouassi, he’s leaving his options open by not signing a professional contract.

Despite interest from FC Barcelona, Le Parisien expects that the Frenchman, who lit up the FIFA U-17 World Cup, will indeed pledge his future to PSG over the next two weeks.

With so many youngsters leaving the club in recent seasons (Christopher Nkunku, Stanley N’Soki, Timothy Weah, etc.), being able to retain Aouchiche and Kouassi would be an incredible accomplishment for Leonardo. That’s not to say some players won’t leave, but PSG’s future is much brighter with these two in Parisian colors.

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Tags Adil Aouchiche Barcelona Christopher Nkunku Leonardo PSG Mercato RB Leipzig Stanley N'Soki Tanguy Kouassi Timothy Weah
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