The contract extension of Paris Saint-Germain's wunderkind midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery is highly anticipated and most-probably bound to be signed at some point, but PSG might have to wait until March 2024 as both parties are reportedly waiting for WZE's 18th birthday on March 8th, according to L'Equipe.
Zaire-Emery, who enjoyed a breakout season in 2023 and is considered the most promising young talent n French football, has been promoted to PSG's first team and the French national team senior squad for the first time (in full capacity) this season.
He is expected to sign a five-year extension with PSG, aligning with the Professional Football League's rules that stipulate that a player cannot commit to such a long-term contract before reaching 18 years of age, thus the delay.
It's already been reported that both Zaire-Emery and PSG have expressed a mutual desire to continue their association and that an agreement might already be in place and simply waiting for his birthday to go through next March.
The extension is significant as it will allow PSG to secure Zaire-Emery's future at the club amidst interest from other major European teams, including Manchester City and clubs from Spain and Germany, who reportedly inquired about the player's availability last summer.
According to L'Equipe, Zaire-Emery is seen as a pivotal figure in PSG's future, already even getting discussed as a potential future captain of the club.