PSG responds curtly to the words of OL owner John Textor

During an interview published in our columns on Tuesday, John Textor vilified the PSG Academy which, according to him, would sell dreams to children by dangling them a signature in Paris. Responsible for the development of the PSG brand internationally, Nadia Benmokhtar castigated the proposals of the future owner of OL while recalling the rules around the recruitment of minors: “Apparently, this gentleman does not know that the recruitment of minors abroad is prohibited by FIFA international regulations. And that promoting to young Americans who are under 18 to recruit in Paris would be illegal. »

The club also reacted to the American’s comments: “John Textor did not understand the very essence of the PSG Academy. It is first and foremost a football school. Who can boast of having 162 centres, in 18 countries, capable of welcoming a total of 22,500 children who live their passion? It’s not about giving jerseys, having a license, but a real global training network, recognized as one of the best football schools! Paris Saint-Germain trains educators, who in turn pass on the values ​​of excellence, pleasure, fair play and enable the development of thousands of children. »

The capital club also recalled that OL had a similar operation for its academies: “On a smaller scale, Olympique Lyonnais is trying to do something similar with its academies. I don’t think it’s a question in these Lyon academies, just like in that of PSG, of distributing jerseys. The new investor should know better what is happening beyond Florida. »

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