Now-former Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne was linked with Paris Saint-Germain for months. A deal between the two sides did not come to fruition, as the right-back wound up signing with Premier League side Leicester City. Now, a new report has shed light on what Castagne had hoped for.
Castagne aspired to sign with PSG before completing his eventual move to Leicester City, according to a report from Le Parisien.
The report touched on just how PSG sporting director Leonardo handles negotiations with players and agents during transfer windows. It noted that Leonardo keeps negotiations in secret because he is simply not a fan of leaks. This tactic from Leonardo can often leave players and agents in the dark about where they stand with PSG.
Unfortunately for PSG, this was the case with Castagne. He showed interest in signing with PSG to become its new starting right-back. He waited for a signal that would make clear to him on just where he stood with Leonardo and PSG. His patience ran out as he ended up signing with Leicester instead.
Had there been more of a direct dialogue between the two sides, Castagne may have gone all-out to sign with PSG.
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