Now-former Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne was linked for months with Paris Saint-Germain. A deal between the two sides never transpired as the right-back wound up signing with Premier League side Leicester City. Now, a new report is shedding light on what Castagne had hoped for.
Castagne aimed to sign with PSG before completing his eventual move to Leicester, according to a report from Le Parisien. The report details how current PSG sporting director Leonardo handles negotiations with players and agents over transfer windows. It mentions how Leonardo keeps negotiations in secret as he is not a fan of leaks that trickle out over to outlets. This can often leave players and agents in the dark on where they stand in negotiations with PSG.
Unfortunately for PSG, this was the case with Castagne. He showed interest in signing with PSG to become the team’s new starting right-back. He patiently waited for any kind of a signal that would let him know just where he stands with Leonardo and PSG. His patience ran out as he ended up signing with Leicester instead. Had there been more of a direct and consistent dialogue between the two sides, Castagne may have pushed to sign with PSG instead.
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