I know you’re likely still thinking about the loss to Borussia Dortmund but cast your mind back to the January transfer window for a moment.
Remember when Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus FC were close to swapping defenders Layvin Kurzawa and Mattia De Sciglio? As it turns out, that deal was never as close to completion as we originally thought.
During an interview with TMW (via Culture PSG), Giovanni Branchini, De Sciglio’s agent, explained why the Italy international never made the move to the French capital.
“At first, we were not so satisfied with this assumption. PSG has been pushing for this exchange for a long time, and when Juve said they had reached an agreement, we accepted. Then Juventus informed us that they had to review the terms of the agreement, which we took note of, because De Sciglio had never asked to be sold, being happy here.”
Kurzawa joined PSG from AS Monaco in 2015 for €25 million and with his contract set to expire this summer, PSG hoped to be able to get a player of value for the Frenchman. Ultimately, the two sides couldn’t agree on a deal and Kurzawa will be free to move to whatever team wants him.
Who knows, maybe Kurzawa will end up in Turin after all of this. We know how much they love a free transfer.
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