Klopp slams free-spending PSG

Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp has expressed his disapproval at oil-rich Paris Saint-Germain's incredible spending spree during the summer.

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Dortmund won the Bundesliga title and the DFB-Pokal last season despite having only spent slightly above £10 million strengthening their squad during last summer's transfer window and the German outfit's modest spending continued this summer, with Klopp spending approximately £22 million in the transfer market.

This is in stark contrast to Qatari owned PSG, whose transfer outlay the past two seasons have already surpassed £250 million, with the French outfit splashing the cash on high profile players such as Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.

Klopp, who has successfully groomed previously unknown players like playmaker Shinji Kagawa and striker Robert Lewandowski into world class stars, is not impressed with PSG's spending policy and claimed he would not be attracted by the lure of having a large transfer kitty to utilise.

Speaking to France Football, Klopp said: "I find it much more exciting to help young players to develop. 

"It's crazy to spend so much and pay such huge salaries. It's not a fair policy. 

"We've got a totally different approach compared to Paris Saint-Germain. When they try to put together big names, we try to find an efficient game.

"A team made of dozens or hundreds of millions doesn't interest me. I'm honest. 

"If we met success in the last two seasons it's because we made an exceptional team work from a package of very good players."

However, the former Mainz manager did concede that PSG's new signings would strengthen the side and tipped them to be a real force in football from now on.

"Signing Thiago Silva, Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi - it's great for them," Klopp added. 

"They are all exceptional players. Paris can now play a big part in the European football."

PSG thumped Dynamo Kiev 4-1 to make a comfortable start to their Champions League campaign, whilst Klopp's men left it till late to beat Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam 1-0.

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