With Layvin Kurzawa potentially leaving Paris Saint-Germain this month, or when his contract expires at the end of the season, the left-back position will belong solely to Juan Bernat.
As a result of the situation, expect PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo, to be in the market to fill that position. According to L’Equipe (via Le10Sport), the Brazilian might have his eyes set on 18-year-old Rayan Aït-Nouri of Angers SCO.
The 18-year-old is in his first full season with Angers and has started in 15 of the 16 matches he’s appeared in while averaging 77 minutes per game. Last year, the teenager only appeared in three matches, but this season, the French club is relying heavily on the Frenchman.
If Aït-Nouri were to come to Paris, the teen would be in an ideal situation. PSG doesn’t need him to start right away with Bernat playing well and under contract for another season.
The capital club can take their time easing him into the squad and trusting him against high-level competition. Also, he’ll have a solid veteran in Bernat to mentor him.
The last time PSG picked up French talent in Ligue 1 was the transfer of Kylian Mbappé, and it’s worked out well for the club I would say, but don’t expect Aït-Nouri to come in and hit the ground running.
The teen is still young, so he’ll need an adjustment period, but there’s no denying his tremendous potential. If PSG wants to sign the Frenchman, they’ll need to act quickly as they’re not the only outfit to discover his talents.
Crystal Palace FC is also monitoring the situation; however, if they’re PSG’s biggest competition, it shouldn’t be hard to convince Aït-Nouri that his future should be in the French capital and not South London.
Finally, according to Transfermarkt, Aït-Nouri is valued at €12 million, but with Angers three points out of a potential Europa League spot, expect them to tighten their grip on the teen until the summer where they’ll be more open to discuss business.
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