Arsenal Transfer Target Could Stay at PSG After All

It appears actually watching Arsenal FC play a competitive football match was enough for Layvin Kurzawa to realize that’s not a place he wants to be.

Arsenal has reportedly been interested in signing Kurzawa since last January but a deal hasn’t materialized yet.

According to RMC Sport, Paris Saint-Germain is negotiating with Kurzawa over a short-term contract so that he’s available for the UEFA Champions League when the competition resumes in August and they’re also interested in extending his contract into next season and beyond.

No other details are provided but keeping Kurzawa is an interesting idea. Currently, Juan Bernat is the unquestioned starter at left-back but PSG needs a backup.

FC Porto’s Alex Telles was linked with a move to the French capital but Kurzawa would be cheaper and during the second half of the 2019-20 season, he looked decent on the pitch.

We’ve previously named Kurzawa one of PSG’s worst signings of the past decade but he has had moments where he’s shown improvement and PSG could do worse when it comes to finding a left-back willing to sit behind Bernat.

If Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, is planning to splash the cash on a midfielder or right-back, he may need to save some money elsewhere, and retaining Kurzawa could be the cost-saving move that facilitates the signings that all PSG fans want to see.

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