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Paris Saint-Germain: These talents let PSG go

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The Qatari investor group QSI has been pumping billions into the PSG squad since 2011. Most of the time, homegrown people fall by the wayside, because they are regularly looking for a long run due to a lack of working hours - now the next departure could follow.

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DANIEL LABILA: According to information from "Sky", the 18-year-old is about to move to TSG Hoffenheim. Labila has been playing in PSG U19 since the summer, the center forward apparently turned down an offer for a professional contract in Paris.

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HUBERT MBUYI-MUAMBA: The 18-year-old central defender from the PSG-U19 has apparently turned down a professional contract to move to the Bundesliga. Where? Not clear! According to Le Parisien, Stuttgart wins the contract, according to RMC Hoffenheim.

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CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU: He was in the PSG U-teams for five years before he was slowly introduced to the pros. Under Thomas Tuchel, he was often used, especially in league and cup.

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The flexible midfielder nevertheless left PSG in the summer of 2019 for around 15 million euros and went to RB Leipzig. There he is absolutely set with Julian Nagelsmann.

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MOUSSA DEMBELE: Fled from the PSG academy to Fulham FC at the age of 16. The reason: "I thought that at PSG they didn't trust the talent from the academy enough." He made his professional debut with the Cottagers and moved to Celtic after two years.

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There Dembele made 51 goals in 94 games and returned to France after a total of six years on the island. At Olympique Lyon he became a regular player and top performer. Recently active at Atletico Madrid.

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DAN-AXEL ZAGADOU: Considered one of the greatest defensive talents in France after strong performances in the second team and the juniors at PSG. When his contract with PSG expired, he "made a conscious decision" to move to BVB.

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Dortmund has always succeeded in "integrating young players into the professional team and developing them at the highest level," he said at the time and should be proved right. At BVB, despite his young age, he was often a regular at first.

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However, Zagadou was always good for mistakes, which often earned him a place on the bench in decisive games. Then there was also bad luck with injuries.

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Also this season he missed a number of competitive games due to various injuries. At 21 years of age, Zagadou still has enough time to assert himself in Dortmund in the long term.

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BOUBAKARY SOUMARE: Was pulled up to the PSG U19s before his 17th birthday, won the championship and made it to the final of the Youth League. Reserve coach Francois Rodrigues said of him that he had everything to succeed.

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Nevertheless, the defensive midfielder decided to move to Lille OSC. The U20 international was a regular there for a year and a half before he barely played from the beginning of February 2020 until the end of the season. Rotational power continues today.

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JEAN-KEVIN AUGUSTIN: His star rose at the latest at the U19 European Championship in Germany in 2016, when the promising storm jewel France scored six goals for the title. The frenzy of the tournament was followed by disillusionment at PSG.

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Augustin, who moved to the Paris Academy at the age of twelve and also made the leap to the professionals, played little or not at all. After the 2017 winter break, he was sent back to the reserve and stopped making a game for PSG.

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In the summer of 2017, he switched to RB Leipzig for 16 million euros. There he shuttled between the bench and the starting line-up, scoring 20 goals in 67 games. In the summer it was awarded to Monaco without convincing there. Meanwhile bench press at FC Nantes.

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KINGSLEY COMAN: Was trained at PSG as a youngster, but didn't feel appreciated enough there (after he made the leap to the pros). "I didn't learn anything at PSG, I wasn't taken into account," he said, looking back.

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Coman made it to Juventus, where he was mainly used as a second spearhead - a position he did not like. Urged a move to FC Bayern, who gave him a two-year test and loaned him out.

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At Bayern, Coman has developed into an outstanding winger after many injuries. At the 2020 Champions League final, he headed the decisive 1-0 against his ex-club.

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MOUSSA DIABY: Like Zagadou, one of the strong PSG born in 1999 and 2000. Started last season after an unfortunate loan to Crotone, received over 1130 minutes from Tuchel in Ligue 1.

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Nevertheless, the winger decided to say goodbye to PSG and moved to Bayer Leverkusen. There he was to inherit Julian Brandt, who had migrated to BVB. At PSG he was involved in eight goals in 25 games ...

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... a rate that he has already improved in his first BL season. In 33 games he was directly involved in 14 goals. There are even more in the current one.

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TIMOTHY WEAH: The son of former world footballer George Weah was born in New York and moved to PSG's youth department in 2014 - there he scored many goals and fought his way to the pros.

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But it wasn't enough for more than six competitive games and so he moved to FC Celtic first on loan and then to Lille for ten million euros, where he is regularly used this season.

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JONATHAN IKONE: Just like Weah, he initially left PSG on loan before he also moved permanently to OSC Lille and met his ex-colleague there.

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MAHAMADOU DEMBELE: At the age of 18, the central defender left PSG and joined RB Salzburg. After loaning to FC Liefering and Fortuna Sittard, he was first in the RB professional squad before moving to second division Troyes without being used. Today at FC Pau.

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MAMADOU DOUCOURE: Left PSG in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer and went to Germany for Borussia Mönchengladbach. However, the highly talented central defender remained loyal to an almost unbelievable bad luck with injuries.

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The now 22-year-old pulled one muscle bundle after the other and didn't play a single game for the pros for Gladbach in four years. It wasn't until May 31, 2020 that it made its debut. Currently injured again.

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TANGUY COULIBALY: The offensive all-rounder made seven games in the Youth League for PSG (one goal, two assists). In the summer of 2019, however, he decided to move to VfB Stuttgart and made his debut there on October 20.

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The rest is known. Coulibaly matured into a regular at VfB without a long period of getting used to. In need of improvement: his exploitation of opportunities. He's only got two goals this season.

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TANGUY NIANZOU: After Coman, the next PSG talent that FCB grabbed. The only 18-year-old defensive player is considered one of the greatest talents in the country and has signed with the record champions until 2024.

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At PSG, he made eleven competitive games in the season that was canceled and even made his CL debut. The PSG bosses were angry about his decision to leave PSG and sign with FCB for the long term.

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At the age of 18, Nianzou has already made almost 50 appearances in the junior teams of the Equipe Tricolore. Ex-PSG coach Tuchel also had a high opinion of him: "He is very strong, attentive and very reliable."

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SOUMAILA COULIBALY: The 17-year-old will move to Borussia Dortmund next summer. The reason is the lack of a sporting perspective. At Paris he was only used in the youth team.

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Coulibaly said: "I've trained with the pros. But I was only there to level the numbers, not necessarily to improve. The quality of the PSG squad makes it very difficult for young players to be successful."