Warren Zaire-Emery expected to take over PSG midfield under Luis Enrique

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Internazionale - Preseason Friendly
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Warren Zaire-Emery, the promising 17-year-old midfielder from the PSG Academy, has emerged as a standout player during the preseason and warm-up matches under the guidance of new coach Luis Enrique.

So big has been his impact, that Luis Enrique is seemingly poised to turn WZE into one of the staples of his team this season, according to L'Equipe.

Despite tough competition at his position in the middle of the pitch, with players like Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, Marco Verratti, Danilo, Fabian Ruiz, Cher Ndour, and Carlos Soler vying for a spot, the young talent has exhibited remarkable qualities, particularly in the recent match against Inter Milan (1-2) on Tuesday.

Powerful and fast, Zaire-Emery showcased his ability to recover the ball while also initiating attacks that pierced through the opponent's defensive lines.

According to L'Equipe, he was the best player on PSG's side against Inter. Notably, his teammates have actively sought him out, even when under pressure, highlighting the trust they have in his abilities even at his young age.

His impressive performances during pre-season are consistent with his achievements from the previous season when he appeared in 31 matches across various competitions last year already.

Amidst the uncertainty surrounding PSG's pre-season and lackluster team displays, Zaire-Emery's emergence has been a bright spot.

As the championship resumption approaches with the Ligue 1 season kicking off in 10 days, the young Parisian has the potential to become a key figure in Luis Enrique's midfield and the future of PSG as a whole.

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