When Paris Saint-Germain left-back Juan Bernat suffered the serious ACL injury last month, the club was heavily rumored to go on and sign an immediate replacement over the summer transfer window.
The club remained linked with several fullbacks, including Juventus’ Mattia De Sciglio. According to a report from Sky Sport‘s Gianluca Di Marzio last month, PSG had an early interest in signing De Sciglio. However, no deal came to fruition as the Italian defender wound up signing with one of PSG’s Ligue 1 rivals in Olympique Lyonnais on a loan deal.
“It’s true that we talked about it especially in January,” De Sciglio said. “I was close, yes, but at the last moment between the two clubs had not yet reached the final agreement. So the operation was canceled.”
As De Sciglio departed for Lyon, PSG decided not to pursue a left-back replacement for Bernat. Instead, PSG elected to just roll with Mitchel Bakker as the team’s starter at the position in the meantime. So far, Bakker has carried over last season’s strong momentum into the current campaign thanks to several promising performances.
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