Having all the money in the world may open up a world of possibilities but, in football, unlimited funds is something of a double-edged sword. Despite the youth sides of Manchester City and Chelsea producing top class teenage talents on a regular basis, how many actually have a chance of forcing their way into the first team?
It’s a problem Paris Saint German are growing increasingly accustomed to. Kingsley Coman was never given a fair crack of the whip at the Parc des Prances with mega-money, marquee signings like Javier Pastore and Lucas Moura ahead of him in the pecking order.
Coman has two Bundesliga titles in two years at Bayern
Three years after departing the French capital, via a short-stint with Juventus, Coman has grown into a hugely promising talent at Bayern Munich and has eleven caps for Didier Deschamps national side to boot.
And though all-action midfielder Adrien Rabiot and talented centre-back Presnel Kimpembe remain at the club, both academy starlets have previously pondered the benefits of remaining at a club that reinforces their squad with readymade stars on an annual basis.
Better off elsewhere?
Therefore, with some sections of the support frustrated at the lack of opportunities afforded to the club’s raft of talented youngsters, they may be concerned at the reports in FootMercato suggesting that Leeds United could nab highly-rated defender Harold Voyer on a free.
The 20-year-old, a left-footed centre-back who won the Under-19 title with PSG in 2016, is reportedly on the radar of Leeds, as well as Newcastle United and Fulham.
Voyer would be hoping to get more regular game-time under Thomas Christiansen at Leeds
While PSG have Kimpembe, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos to pick from, Leeds have only two senior centre-backs at their disposal, one the divisive Liam Cooper. Therefore, it’s fair to say Voyer’s chances of regular first-team football with be far higher at Elland Road.
Yet, with Voyer set to join fellow PSG starlets Fode Ballo Toure and Boubakary Soumare out the exit door, you wonder if PSG could live to regret their short-term outlook.