Moussa Diaby came up through the Paris Saint-Germain youth system and was able to feature with the first team during the 2018-19 season under Thomas Tuchel.
The Frenchman was one of PSG’s top young talents but with minimal playing time to offer him, he was one of several starlets that departed the club last summer as he joined Bayern Leverkusen for €15 million.
The versatile winger has blossomed in the Bundesliga where he has scored five goals and recorded eight assists in 27 appearances. Most impressive was his performance last weekend against Werder Bremen where after weeks of being sidelined due to the coronavirus, the 20-year-old had two assists as his side won 4-1.
“I think I made the right choice when I left. I did not tell myself that I was not going to impose myself. I was planning to leave, and why not come back one day while playing with another status. I think it’s in the minds of all Parisian titis. It’s a good thing for us to look elsewhere and why not come back to the club that formed us.”
That has to put a smile on the face of PSG executives. If all of the players who developed at PSG returned one day, the Ligue 1 champions would have an incredible squad. It makes you think if one day in the near future PSG will forgo the current strategy of signing superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar Jr. and focus on developing the talent in Paris they already have.
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