After losing to Bayern in the second leg of the Champions League knockout round, Greater Paris once again missed the Champions League. In the 12 years since FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 settled in, they have spent 1.6 billion euros to reinforce it. Then, in the past 12 years, the failure again and again proved that money is not enough to win the Champions League.
At the same time, the continuous investment has also made some fans sneer at Greater Paris. Simply put, they only use money to buy players, which directly leads to the majority of "mercenaries" in the team and no sense of belonging to the team. Why European teams such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona can stand tall in the series of European giants for a long time? Apart from investment, developing youth training and youth training are all indispensable conditions. It’s not that there are no outstanding youth players in Bali. On the contrary, they have sold these youth players many times. Recently, foreign media selected 11 of the strongest youth trainers in Paris. The value of this lineup is as high as 300 million euros, and it is not a problem to enter the top 8 of the Champions League.
As can be seen from this lineup, Nkunku, who plays for Red Bull Leipzig, is the highest-paid player, with a value of 80 million euros, ranking second only to Bellingham and Mushala in the Bundesliga. Nkunku played for Paris in 15-16 seasons. He played for Paris for four seasons in total, and won four league titles, four French Super Cups and three French Cups with the team. However, with Neymar, Mbappé and icardi as the main players, Nkunku, who can only be a substitute, chose to move to Red Bull Leipzig in 2019, and scored 5 goals and 13 assists in his first season in the Bundesliga. Nkunku scored 35 goals and 16 assists last season, led his team to the top four in the Bundesliga and the German Cup, and scored a hat-trick in the Champions League against Manchester City.
Koman, who is the right avant-garde, may be the most familiar Paris youth training player for fans at present, and it is also the smoothest development today. After only four appearances for Paris, Koeman joined Juventus as a free agent, and after two years in Serie A, he moved to Bayern. It was his goal that took the lead for Paris in the first leg of the Champions League knockout. At the same time, it was also because of Coleman’s final decision in the 2020 Champions League that it ended Paris’ dream of winning the championship with big ears at hand. It is worth mentioning that in the 11 years since his debut, Koeman has won the league championship every year. In addition, he has won a number of championship honors such as the World Club Cup, the Champions League, the European Super Cup, five German Super Cups, three German Cups, and an Italian Cup. It can be said that Koeman is an out-and-out champion reaper (Kane silently left tears).
Another Diaby, who is worth 60 million euros, also plays in the Bundesliga. This season is Diaby’s fourth season in Leverkusen. In the past two years, his scores were 10+13 and 17+14 respectively. This season, he also scored 11 goals and 5 assists. Diaby had 4 goals and 6 assists when he was a substitute in Paris in 18-19 season. However, in the summer of 19 years, Paris sold the winger for 15 million euros.
The midfielders are Labio and Gondozzi. Labio played in Paris for nine years, and then broke up with Greater Paris because of the salary increase. Although the breakup between the two sides had a lot to do with Labio’s mother, it was also an important reason that Paris was willing to offer sky-high salaries to other players who joined, but not to pay higher salaries to its youth players. Gondozzi didn’t play for the first team in Paris, but he was produced in the youth training in Paris. After a period of unsuccessful gunner years, Gondozzi joined Marseille and began to show his strength. Now this teenager, who was ridiculed by fans as "Prince Gong", has become an indispensable midfielder in Marseille, with 5 goals and 11 assists last season and 4 goals and 4 assists this season.
The most famous defenders are Flanders Mendy and Kimball Bay. Mendi, like Gondozzi, has never played for the first team in Paris. He made a name for himself in Lyon, and moved to Real Madrid in 2019 to replace Marcelo as the main force. In the past three seasons, he has won many championships including the Champions League, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup and World Club Cup with Galaxy battleship. Jin Pengbei is the only player who is still playing in the Paris Youth Academy. However, Jin Pengbei was unlucky this season, and his main position was taken away by Ramos, and his vice captain was deprived. He was also reimbursed for his Achilles tendon rupture.
As for the goalkeeper position, it is Maignan, the main goalkeeper of AC Milan. Maignan won two league titles in Paris, but as a substitute goalkeeper, he basically didn’t get any performance. In the summer of 2015, he only joined Lille for 1 million euros. In the 20-21 season, he helped Lille win the league championship again after ten years, and then joined Milan to become the anchor of the Rossoneri’s defense line.
It can be seen that the players produced by the youth training in Paris are not bad, and they also have the strength to stand in the giants. However, in order to realize the dream of winning the Champions League faster, Paris with deep pockets has repeatedly sold these young players one by one, and in the end, it is also empty.