PSG reportedly turned down a substantial offer for the rising star Warren Zaire-Emery, who caught the attention of Manchester City last summer.
Despite a rumored bid worth €60m submitted by the Premier League club, PSG's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi opted not to part ways with his latest prodigy.
The 17-year-old prodigy, Warren Zaire-Emery, who has rapidly become an indispensable part of the PSG first-team squad by securing a place in the starting lineup since the season's commencement, is starting to gather more and more attention as the season keeps progressing.
His performances have not only earned him recognition at the club level but also a forthcoming call-up to the French national team for the upcoming international break, which could potentially see him debut with the senior France team if Didier Deschamps fields him.
A recent report from Mohamed Bouhafsi, suggests that Manchester City, following a recommendation made by Pep Guardiola, made a substantial move in the transfer market last summer with an offer for the PSG wunderkind.
PSG, under the leadership of Al-Khelaifi, stood firm in their commitment to the young talent and turned down the proposal, emphasizing their determination to retain Zaire-Emery's services in Paris contrary to what the club has done in the past with some of their youngsters.
This revelation comes as a testament to the club's belief in the player's potential and their commitment to nurturing and retaining emerging talent within their ranks, and as a true change in how PSG will approach the development of their academy players going forward.
It wouldn't have been the first time for PSG selling a prodigy early only to see him flourish elsewhere a few years later, so they are starting to bet on homegrown talent on a slower and more patient basis, which should benefit the club on the long run.