Grading PSG: Kurzawa Curse Coming to an End in Paris

Now that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season is over, it’s time to hand out some grades to the Paris Saint-Germain players for their performance in the French top flight.

Note: In order to be graded, each player needed to have appeared in at least five Ligue 1 matches this season.

Layvin Kurzawa

Intro: By all accounts, Layvin Kurzawa has been a disappointment since his arrival from AS Monaco in 2015. So much, in fact, that we’ve named him one of PSG’s worst transfers of the decade. The Frenchman has been numerous opportunities to step up and make the left-back position his own but has consistently been beat out by players like Maxwell, Yuri Berchiche, and Juan Bernat.

This season, Kurzawa has been left out of the squad entirely in multiple Ligue 1 matches and was nearly sold during the January transfer window.

Stats:

14 Appearances
1 Goal
38.3 Accurate Passes per Game
1.2 Aerial Duels Won per Game
2.7 Ground Duels Won per Game
1.3 Interceptions per Game
1.6 Tackles per Game
4 Yellow cards

Final Grade: D

Outlook: There’s not a single PSG fan that won’t be happy when Kurzawa’s locker is cleaned out and he’s suiting up for another club. An even better outcome would be if recent reporting is accurate and the Frenchman joins FC Barcelona on a free transfer. I’m sure their fans will love watching him sail crosses out of bounds and consistently play out of position.

His departure will force PSG to look for a left-back in the upcoming transfer market but with Alex Telles strongly linked with the Ligue 1 champions, that’s an upgrade that strongly works in PSG’s favor.

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Tags Barcelona Grading PSG Juan Bernat Layvin Kurzawa Ligue 1 Maxwell Yuri Berchiche