PSG sign defender Diallo from Dortmund for ¬32m

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Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of defender Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €32 million including bonuses.

As confirmed by ESPN FC sources, the France under-21 international successfully underwent his medical in the French capital on Monday before signing a five-year contract at Parc des Princes.

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Diallo, 23, left PSG’s Ligue 1 rivals Monaco for Bundesliga outfit Mainz back in the summer of 2017 before joining Dortmund for €28m the following year.

After another season in Germany, he is returning to France at coach Thomas Tuchel’s request following the failure to land Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt ahead of Juventus and Barcelona, according to sources, as well as Kalidou Koulibaly.

Speaking after putting pen to paper, Diallo, who will wear the No. 22 shirt for PSG, was delighted to have sealed his move.

Sources say that the Ligue 1 giants consider the signing of Diallo a coup at €32m and the move allows sporting director Leonardo to concentrate on securing a defensive midfielder of high quality.

PSG now boast Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe and Thilo Kehrer, as well as Diallo, as senior central defensive options — although Tuchel is disappointed with Kimpembe’s attitude and Silva is entering his final 12 months of contract.

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