Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa is working on a deal to leave the French capital for North London and join Arsenal FC on a permanent deal.
With Kurzawa impending departure, as reported by The Athletic, the left-back position has suddenly become a concern for Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director.
Juan Bernat is manager Thomas Tuchel’s first choice but with no solid back-up already in the squad, PSG may need to dip into the transfer market to find a suitable replacement for Kurzawa.
In an interview with German publication Kicker, via Culture PSG, VfL Wolfsburg left-back Jérôme Roussillon discussed his connection to PSG and how he grew up as a supporter.
“I grew up in the city, and every summer, I did the PSG summer internships. It was something special to me.”
Roussillon continued to speak about why he never joined the club’s youth teams and furthered his training.
“No doubt they would have taken me, but at 13, I joined INF Clairefontaine. It was huge for me.”
Since joining Wolfsburg from Montpellier HSC in 2018, Roussillon has made 52 appearances and has scored four goals and recorded eight assists. According to WhoScored.com, the Frenchman has an average match rating of 6.89 in the Bundesliga this season.
Roussillon would be another Frenchman within the PSG squad and would likely serve admirably as Bernat’s back-up. However, the 27-year-old admitted that a deal isn’t likely to go down but did leave a glimmer of hope.
“It would be presumptuous of me. Of course, I would not say ‘no’ if the opportunity arose, but I cannot dream of it. Am I good enough for such a club? Obviously not, otherwise, I would have already received an offer.”
Whether it’s Roussillon or another player, Kurzawa’s departure will need to be addressed either in the January transfer window or this summer.
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