PSG Want Ligue 1 Second Place Lille To Be Their Feeder Club
PSG are the biggest and best team in France right now, and they look a long way ahead of the pack, and now they want to make their closest rivals their feeder club, the cheek of it.
It's only a couple of years ago that Monaco broke up PSG's monopoly on the Ligue 1 title and yet it seems the thought of anyone else now taking the title of the Paris side is almost alien.
Monaco looked at one point like they would threaten the dominance of PSG over Ligue 1 but this season they were involved in the relegation battle for a long time.
Instead Thomas Tuchel's side weren't threatened at all this season and they finished the season 16 points clear of second place Lillie, despite dropping points in five of their final eight league games.
Three of those dropped points were in a shock tonking by Lille, as Christophe Galtier won 5-1 against their much richer opposition.
Lille's second place finish was a surprise considering they finished last season in 17th but they're currently the closest thing to a rival for PSG.
Now PSG, according to Paris United, want to make 'The Great Danes' their feeder club and send them young players on loan to develop and then take them back.
The idea revolves around Nicolas Pepe with PSG reportedly interested in signing the forward who scored 22 goals and got 11 assists in Ligue 1 last season.
Antero Henrique wants to send some young players on loan as part of the deal and he'd like to continue that in the future.
PSG's biggest issue in their era of big spending has been developing players into their first team but Lille seem to be good at using the Paris side's youth products.
In their starting XI this season Lille have had 23 year old goalkeeper Mike Maignan, signed for £900k, and 21 year old forward Jonathan Ikone, signed for £4.5 million, both from PSG in recent years.
They also made a £3 million profit selling 22 year old defender Fodé Ballo-Touré to Monaco, two years after he moved from the capital.
Clearly any agreement would only work in PSG's favour and not of the team with far less funds than them so it's no surprise if they find it massively insulting.