French Football Journalist Critical of Kouassi’s Decision to Leave PSG

Paris Saint-Germain supporters are still asking what went wrong with Tanguy Kouassi, one of the crown jewels of the capital club’s youth system.

After it seemed as though the 17-year-old would sign a professional contract with PSG, the teenager decided it’s best to venture elsewhere for more playing time.

While some supporters were disappointed in Kouassi’s decision to part ways with Les Parisiens, French football journalist Daniel Riolo was not about to coddle the teenager on the way out and was critical of his playing demands on RMC Sport‘s “After Foot RMC.”

“Kouassi’s apologies, I don’t really understand him. So maybe he wants to go to an intermediate club as his entourage wishes, and he will play,” Riolo said. “But otherwise, a large club does not promise playing time, so it is a joke.”

Riolo then went on to say that PSG is a stable situation for Kouassi and other young players to continue to grow. This season, Kouassi made 13 appearances for the capital club, including becoming the youngest PSG player ever to start a UEFA Champions League match.

“Afterwards, he also put forward a matter of stability, with only Leonardo as interlocutor. But in the other clubs, there are guarantees of stability? Except for Bayern Munich and more,” Riolo said. “I don’t understand what it means to go to a club that has stability. PSG is stable. Globally, apologies can be done a bit, but often they don’t hold water.”

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