When Juan Bernat arrived in Paris in 2018, the expectations for the left-back were low. Fast-forward a year and a half later, and the 26-year-old has become a vital part of the Paris Saint-Germain squad. As a result, it’s no secret that Bernat would like to stay in Paris long-term.
During a recent press conference (via MadeInParisiens), Bernat answered a question about his future, considering his contract expires in the summer of 2021. The Spaniard explained how he’s happy in his current situation with PSG and that everything is going well for him.
After FC Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness kicked him on the way out for his play, not much excitement surrounded the arrival of Bernat. However, in his first year, Bernat would score crucial goals against Napoli and Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions Leauge and quickly outperformed his transfer fee of €5 million according to Transfermarkt.
Juan Bernat & Mauro Icardi are the steals of the century.
— JCJ (@its_jcj) December 21, 2019
Furthermore, if PSG were to sell him before his contract expired, Bernat’s value has seen an increase. Per Transfermarkt, the 26-year-old’s value is at €20 million, which is a €15 million profit for the capital club. Despite the rise in value, Bernat is now the starting left-back, usurping the position from Layvin Kurzawa who could be on his way out in January.
Bernat is arguably playing the best football in his career, having scored five goals with nine assists in 62 appearances. PSG still needs to sit down and talk extension with Thiago Silva, but expect the club and Bernat to hammer out a new deal once the time is right.
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