PSG criticise ex-player for joining Bayern

Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has taken a swipe at Tanguy Nianzou, who left the club to join Bayern Munich this season.

The 18-year-old joined the European champions on a free transfer after leaving the French champions in the off-season transfer window.

Nianzou has only made appearance for the Bavarians this season after making a 21-minute cameo against VFB Stuttgart in November 2020.

Leonardo has sent a message to the younger players who feel things would be better at another club.

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"Tanguy played with us in the Champions League and he has spent almost a year at Bayern Munich without playing," the Brazilian told France Bleu Paris radio station.

"The problem is thinking that there is paradise elsewhere. They say 'PSG lost a youngster', but sometimes I think it is not PSG who lose, but the youngsters who leave PSG."

Some of the other younger players who have left the club include Kingsley Coman, Christopher Nkunku, Moussa Diaby and Dan-Axel Zagadou, who all made the switch to the Bundesliga.