Arsene Wenger blasts illogical transfer situations, EPL system


Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blasted the system of players transfer in England, describing it as illogical as he cites the cases of Man United midfielder Paul Pogba and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

Both players are being involved in big money transfer deals to England despite having their youth days in the same country before setting out for a Premier League challenge.

According to the former Gunners boss, the situation is a symptom of a Premier League paradox that “allows young players to leave English clubs’ world-class development systems in order to find first-team football” MEN.

He told BBC Radio 4 that the Premier League system makes it difficult for young players to play despite the huge effort by the clubs to educate the players at a young age.

He laments that these clubs will return to buy the players they invested in some years back with big fee after they had left in search of a first-team football they were unable to get initially.

It would be recalled that Paul Pogba was at Man United as a youth player before dumping the club to join Italian Serie A outfit Juventus. For the Red Devils to bring him back, they had to pay a whopping world-record fee after just four years.

The same is being experienced with Jadon Sancho who also left Man City in few years and for him to return, about £100 million has to be paid.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.