PSG signed a defender from Bundesliga

PSG signed a defender from Bundesliga

The French PSG have strengthened themselves with a central defender from Borussia Dortmund, Abdou Diallo.

PSG continue dreaming with hopes of a victory in the Champions League. According to the results of the previous season, there are doubts that the team lost its former mindset in domestic competitions, when they let the French Rennes take the cup. Therefore strengthening this season was inevitable.

At the same time, the Parisians’ defense line was not a revolving door. Marqinhos often lost position with Kehrer and Kimpembe, but the old-timer Thiago Silva played as a security for partners and helped them. The purchase of a left defender was a much bigger necessity. As the matches against Liverpool and Napoli in the Champions League showed, this is exactly where the kryptonite of Ligue 1 hegemon lied.

However, Tuchel together with selection service decided to strengthen the central axis of the defense, having signed Abdou Diallo. The 23-year old defender only last season strengthened Borussia Dortmund, moving from Monaco camp. He played 38 matches for the Bumblebees in all tournaments, having scored a goal and making an assist.

According to official club website, the agreement with Diallo is designed until June 2024 and Dortmund received around 32 million euros from the deal. The Parisians also signed the goalkeeper Marcin Bulka and the halfbacks Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera to replace Adrien Rabiot, who transferred to Juventus.

Analyzing this transfer, one can come at a loss, why Borussia let the perspective defender go for such a price. Despite all that, Matts Hummels returned to the team, the defense was and still is the weak link of the team, because of whom they lost the championship last season. The stronger side of the Bumblebees is attack, as it has enough creative players, capable of passing any defense, but because of severe ruptures between the lines itis not difficult for the opponents to reach the goal of the team of Lucien Favre.

Now they gave away Diallo, who fit the team style well and even looked better than the young and perspective Akanji. The only plus of the transfer is that Borussia for the first time in a long time did not strengthen an opponent from the championship of Germany.