Last week, it seemed almost a certainty that Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa would join Arsenal FC during the January transfer window or at the very least, this summer after his contract with PSG expired.
Today, there’s a new report that has the French defender going to an entirely different country. The rumor mill is crazy like that.
According to L’Equipe, PSG’s first move in the winter window could be to swap Kurzawa for Juventus FC defender Mattia De Sciglio who can play left-back and right-back.
Paris Saint-Germain are in talks with Juventus for an exchange between Layvin Kurzawa and Mattia De Sciglio, claim L’Equipe and Sky Sport Italia https://t.co/1XFY4lv0Yz #PSG #Juventus #AFC #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/nraytkqP0d
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 24, 2020
The versatile defender is currently out with a muscle injury but that hasn’t deterred Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, from negotiating with the Italian’s camp to try and get a deal across the line.
Accordi trovati tra Layvin #Kurzawa e la #Juventus (stipendio da 3,5 milioni netti a stagione più premi fino al 2024) e Mattia #DeSciglio e il #PSG (stipendio da 3 milioni annui fino al 2024). Club al lavoro per chiudere lo scambio. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) January 24, 2020
De Sciglio and Kurzawa are both players who could probably use a change of scenery to reignite their careers.
— Marc Damon (@MarcDamon1) January 24, 2020
Kurzawa is seldom used in Paris and De Sciglio wants to feature in this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 so playing time is key for him as well. The Italian will need to prove that he is worthy of starting over Juan Bernat but I suspect manager Thomas Tuchel will give him every opportunity to prove himself.
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