PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly ready to hand a debut to 15-year-old prodigy El Chadaille Bitshiabu.
France Football claims the teenage centre-back, who stands at 6ft 5in, is in line to become PSG’s youngest-ever senior player in the coming weeks.
Thomas Tuchel is ready to make 15-year-old El Chadaille Bitshiabu PSG’s youngest-ever playerCredit: AFP – Getty
Tuchel apparently believes he needs to turn to his youngsters after being hit by injuries during a congested run of fixtures.
And Bitshiabu could now make history after establishing himself as PSG’s top U19-side star, having already caused a stir when playing for their U12s in 2017.
The youngest player to represent the club so far is now-Bayern Munich ace Kingsley Coman, who was just 16 years, eight months and four days old when he faced Sochaux in February 2013.
However, it remains to be seen if Bitshiabu plays any part in tonight’s Champions League clash against RB Leipzig.
And he could be left waiting for Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash with Rennes at the Parc des Princes.
As for tonight, PSG are without world record signing Neymar, who is out with a groin injury for the whole of November.
Kylian Mbappe is also a major doubt to face Leipzig after missing training on Monday.
And striker Mauro Icardi will be absent as well, meaning Everton loanee Moise Kean is set to start up front.
Tuchel made it clear last month that he was not happy with PSG’s hard run of seven games in just 22 days between the October and November international breaks.
He told reporters: “We’re going to kill the players. That’s what I’ve always said.
“We are going to kill them because there is an important link between preparation, performance and rest.”
Meanwhile, Neymar is believed to be closing in on a new five-year contract with PSG.
It’s reported that there is no chance of a return to old side Barcelona.
And Neymar has informed PSG chiefs he is ready to commit to new terms, which are sure to improve his current salary of £600,000-a-week.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk