It was inevitable that numerous Ligue 1 stars would be among the key protagonists of the transfer window this summer.
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The French top flight has become a hotbed for young talent, with some of the brightest young talent in the world game currently plying their trade in L’Hexagone.
However, the current financial realities of football mean that beyond Paris Saint-Germain, the top sides in France can no longer keep hold of their best players.
This has made Ligue 1—and even the division’s heavyweights—something of a breeding ground for the talent that will furnish the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
In this feature, we present the eight biggest departures from the French top flight this summer.