Adil Aouchiche has decided to not bet on himself and take the money and run as he’s decided to not sign a professional contract with Paris Saint-Germain and leave for AS Saint-Étienne.
According to Le Parisien, Aouchiche will sign a three-year deal (automatic extension will make it closer to a five-year deal) with Saint-Étienne any time after July 15, because that is the date that the Frenchman turns 18-years-old and his agent can then receive a commission because that’s what is most important.
The report continues by revealing that Aouchiche will receive a bonus of €4 million and €100,000 per month. PSG will receive €1.2 million from Les Verts for youth development fees.
This season, Aouchiche only made three appearances for the Ligue 1 champions this season so his departure won’t really be felt on the pitch. It’s more of a blow to PSG’s pride as they continue to lose talented young players who leave the French capital instead of signing a professional contract.
In a perfect world, Aouchiche would believe in his skills so much that he would remain in Paris and work his way into the first team over the next few seasons. Unfortunately, young players are misguided by agents who only think about fees they’ll collect and the promise of playing time right away elsewhere.
When the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season concluded prematurely due to the coronavirus, Saint-Étienne was in 17th place, just outside of the relegation zone. Good luck with that, kid.
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