Arsene Wenger’s policy of recruiting promising young players at Arsenal has come in for criticism for Uefa’s president, Michel Platini.
Wenger has gained a reputation as a manager with a keen eye for the brightest young football talent, but Platini has questioned his compatriot’s approach in the transfer market.
“I do not like the system of Arsene Wenger,” he said.
“In France, Italy and Spain it is easy to buy with money the best players at 14, 15 or 16. I don’t like that. If the best clubs buy the best 15 or 16 players, [then it] is finished for all the clubs in Europe.
“If my son is playing at Millwall and at 16 Manchester [United] come in for this player, then when will Millwall have a good team?”