Abdou Diallo joins Paris Saint Germain in midst of Neymar drama


Paris Saint Germain have confirmed today the signing of French player Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract for 32 million euros. The 23-year-old who can play as either a centre or left back started out at AS Monaco and was only a Dortmund player for a year before making his move to PSG.

The defender had an impressive season with the German club last year with 28 league appearances, with the defender previously at Mainz. Thomas Tuchel went to his former club for some new defensive blood in the quest for the Champions League next season.

Diallo will be a boost for the French club who bowed out of the Champions League last year against Manchester United and are hoping to end their Champions League curse. 


“It is a great honour to be involved with such a prestigious club as Paris Saint-Germain. I have always said that the Parisian project was very attractive. Joining the capital club today is another important step in my career.

I am committed to giving my all for my new club and look forward to bringing my qualities and desire to this team renowned for its high quality and high ambitions.” Stated Diallo

The club is making a conscious decision to build a strong defence and back-line with youthful players including Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer and Presnel Kimpembe especially with an ageing Thiago Silva. Diallo is the third player the French team have added this season after Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera.

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The club has been surrounded by uncertainty recently with Neymar expressing he has no interest in coming back to the club and not showing up to training. The Brazilian player and so far the most expensive player of all time is hoping to make a move back to former club FC Barcelona, but negotiations have been inconclusive between the two clubs.

Paris Saint Germain want to get back as much of the record breaking 222 million euros they spent, but Barcelona having already bought Antoine Griezmann and are short on cash when it comes to transfers. The latest reports suggest that the Catalan team have offered to swap Neymar for Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele plus 40 million in cash which seems like the offer of a lifetime for the Parisian club. 


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