Another product of Paris Saint-Germain’s world-class academy, Presnel Kimpembe has exhibited such steel and composure for his age that Unai Emery had no problem letting then-starter David Luiz go on deadline day for a massive fee. Kimpembe is a fantastic ball-playing center back with a versatile profile which will carry him far in his quest to knock out the ever-growing litany of central defenders in line for a starting spot on France. He is already receiving call-ups to Deschamps’ Les Bleus, but he also has attitude problems, and was punished in October by Emery for unprofessional behavior. He goes into challenges like a bull challenging a matador to a duel, and is currently knocking on the door for a starting spot for the Parisians.
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