Despite the immense buying campaigns, even for prospective players, may suggest otherwise, the Paris Saint-Germain of sheikhs and pharaonic markets has one of the most flourishing and talented nurseries in Europe. The team of the Capital can recriminate for many of the young people of the Academy like Coman and Nkunku, let go in the name of a project that would make its immediate fruits.

If with a talent like Xavi Simons it was decided to go down the road of the educational loan, with Warren Zaïre-Emery there was nothing but to leave him the field. The class of 2006 has been accustomed from a young age to compete with the boys older than him and today he shares the dressing room with players who played and won the Champions League before he was born.

Warren Zaïre-Emery, however, was not an unknown subject to Galtier, who was able to observe him in the pre-season and in the Asian tour and considered him ready to shore up a midfield revolutionized by the purchases of Fabián Ruiz and Renato Sanches.

This season he has set every record of precocity: in order he became the youngest debutant in Ligue 1, on the first day against Clermont, the youngest scorer of the competition and on February 14 against Bayern Munich also the youngest starter in the knockout phase of the Champions League.

On the 16 occasions Zaïre-Emery has been sent on the pitch, he has performed every midfield task, from midfielder in front of the defence to half-back in a rumble. This tactical flexibility goes hand in hand with the technical one, in fact the boy from Montreuil is among the prospects for whom it is possible to use the expression “complete player”. Excellent in defensive readings and ball recovery, despite a physique yet to be built, Zaïre-Emery does not limit himself to sorting the ball but has the confidence and technical baggage to elevate his plays and transform, when possible, his action from defensive to offensive.

If you add to all this a valuable ballistic ability and the ability to tear with the ball, it is easy to understand Galtier’s choice to make him play outfield on the right in an important match like the one against Bayern Munich.

Obviously the young talent ended up early in the minor national team, always with a certain age gap. At the moment Zaïre-Emery has three appearances with the Under 19, but it is in the U17 that he showed his qualities, contributing with 2 goals and decisive performances to the victory of the Euro 2022.

Remaining permanently in the rotations of a team like the one French in addition to honor also involves the burden of maintaining a high level of performance, minimizing the margin of error, and this is exactly what the young French is doing, able to play the role of veteran despite the lack of experience at high levels.

Now PSG is at a crossroads, continue to raise him or send him away as they did in the past with other great talents. Meanwhile, Warren Zaïre-Emery continues to break records and take the field, of PSG and soon of France.