Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was one of the most prominent clubs in the summer transfer market and was one of the possible destinations for talented English midfielder Jude Bellingham. However, surprisingly, PSG decided to withdraw from the race for his signing. Despite stiff competition from clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool, the Meringues eventually snapped up the prized English midfielder.
PSG’s decision not to sign Bellingham was recently clarified by French newspaper Le Parisien, which reported that it was the club’s sporting director Luis Campos who made the decision. According to the media in question, Campos chose a player from the PSG youth team who he considered to be equal or even better than Bellingham, which ultimately influenced the club’s choice.
This decision raises a number of interesting questions. Was it a wise decision for PSG to bet on a young talent instead of signing a rising star like Bellingham? Only time and the performance of the players involved will tell the answer to that question, but for now Bellingham is showing that he can be undeniable at Real Madrid.
Bet on the quarry
The commitment to the quarry is a bold strategy from PSG. Developing and promoting local talent can strengthen the club’s identity and reduce its dependence on expensive new signings from abroad. Furthermore, it can be a long-term investment as the youth player grows with the club and builds a special bond with the fans.
On the other hand, Bellingham is a midfielder with great potential who has already proven himself for Borussia Dortmund and the English national team. His signing would have given PSG immediate experience and quality in midfield. Now Real Madrid is enjoying it because in these few games it has become the top scorer of the Merengue team.