Layvin Kurzawa will be a Paris Saint-Germain player in a matter of hours. After having an initial €18m bid rejected by Monaco last week, a deal has been quickly thrashed out following the principality side’s elimination from the Champions League.
Coach Laurent Blanc broke the news to Radio France yesterday. He said; “It was a difficult transfer because Monaco are one of the main rivals for Paris Saint-Germain in the title race. So I thank the leaders of the club for completing this transfer.”
The 22-year-old successfully passed a medical yesterday and is poised to sign a long-term contract. The fee is believed to be in the region of €25m. With Maxwell embarking on his final year the club, this is a smart move by the club by investing in one of Europe’s most sought after left-backs. The Frenchman has the potential to consolidate that left-back berth in a Parisian shirt for years to come.
Incidentally, this deal has finally rubberstamped Lucas Digne’s move to Italian side Roma. The Giallorossi confirmed the details yesterday which is a season-long loan which has cost them around €2.5m.
Digne showed promise during pre-season but again he would have found himself playing second fiddle to Max. This move will hopefully do him the world of good as he links up with his former coach at Lille, Rudi Garcia.