With Idrissa Gueye, Layvin Kurzawa, Mauro Icardi, Rafinha, Alphonse Areola, Thilo Kehrer, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Leandro Paredes and Julian Draxler, Abdou Diallo (26) is part of the long list of undesirable players with a very small number that the Paris Saint-Germain wanted to get rid of this summer.
Hired for €31m in 2019, the Senegalese international (15 caps, 2 goals) managed to find a buyer as he was loaned out to the Germans by RB Leipzig. An exit on which the defense returned in an interview with the media ” Square “whose comments were reported by the parisian. A luxury replacement for the Rouge et Bleu, Diallo has no regrets about leaving the French capital.
Diallo wanted a change
“I felt that I was reaching the end of something and that I did not intend to stay at the club to be useless, in fact. And the transfer window, as long as the championship hasn’t started, is the time when you also have to think about yourself. I wanted to be important in a project, count and be able to take my stone to the building”he said, before explaining Leipzig’s choice, as AC Milan or Aston Villa courted him.
“I had a lot of requests throughout the summer. I was very demanding, because I didn’t want to make a mistake. And Leipzig, for me, fulfilled all the requirements: a good club, with ambitions, with a great project, a stable project. He played the Champions League, plays the leading roles in the Bundesliga. I found players that I knew, a championship that I knew and I also wanted to take a risk. » And so far, Diallo has only played three games with his new team (1 in the Bundesliga, 2 in the Champions League).