Warren Zaïre-Emery announced himself to the football world. Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over AC Milan on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes allowed many to see his talent. The 17-year-old registered two assists to help the Ligue 1 giants secure three points and top spot in Group F.
The teenager is earning much praise following his performance against the Serie A side. CBS Sports’ Jonathan Johnson is the latest to recognize the midfielder’s performance. Nonetheless, what’s the Frenchman’s ceiling?
Johnson compared the rise of Zaïre-Emery to Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham. However, the PSG youngster didn’t need the alternative route of going to Borussia Dortmund.
“I know it’s a really bold claim at the moment, but I put it in my piece for CBS after the game; the comparisons with sort of the rise of Jude Bellingham are there for a reason,” Johnson said in the latest episode of the PSG Talking podcast.
“He might not have the stats and experience that Bellingham has at this time, but there’s a three-year gap between the two of them. So that gives Zaïre-Emery time to sort of catch up. With all due respect to Dortmund, Zaïre-Emery is already consistently starting for a club that could argue is bigger than Dortmund despite Dortmund having a phenomenal fan base.”
Zaïre-Emery draws much interest from top European clubs as his contract with PSG expires in 2025. While these teams hope the midfielder heads to free agency, the Ligue 1 side does their best to prevent that scenario.
The Parisians are attempting to wrap up extension talks. PSG wants to keep their budding star as one of the centerpieces for this project.