Throughout much of the season, it was a forgone conclusion that Layvin Kurzawa would leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired on June 30. In fact, it was reported that Kurzawa could have left last January to either Arsenal FC or Juventus FC.
So, in a somewhat surprising turn of events, Kurzawa is expected to sign a four-year contract with PSG as reported by RMC Sport.
The deal hasn’t been announced by the club but the report indicates that there is an agreement in place to keep the Frenchman at the club where he is much appreciated in the locker room.
We’ve certainly been critical of Kurzawa here at PSG Talk and rightfully so. When he arrived in 2015 from AS Monaco, he was a liability whenever given an opportunity to play. Maxwell, Yuri Berchiche, and Juan Bernat all beat him out for the starting left-back gig over the years, so it comes as a surprise that PSG would be willing to sign him to an extension.
That being said, Kurzawa has performed well at times this season. For example, PSG lost to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League but Kurzawa wasn’t the reason as he was one of the highest-rated Parisians according to WhoScored.com.
At 27-years-old, Kurzawa has matured at PSG and we saw that recently at the protests in Paris against police brutality when he marched in the streets. He’s been one of the most vocal PSG players when it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement and I’m looking forward to what the next four years will bring.
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