Layvin Kurzawa to PSG: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2015

Monaco's Layvin Kurzawa of France reacts  after scoring the third goal during the French League One soccer match against Reims, in Monaco stadium, Friday, Feb. 21 , 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa on a five-year deal.

The club made the announcement via their official Twitter feed on Thursday:

Paris Saint-Germain @PSG_English

PSG are proud to announce the signing of @layvinkurzawa through 2020. #BienvenueKurzawa http://t.co/Stcg8y10eD

B/R's own Jonathan Johnson provided more details and noted the Frenchman's first game could be against his former club:

Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip

Kurzawa will wear the No. 20 shirt at PSG. Fee reportedly in region of €25m. http://t.co/51WdHAmTlW

Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip

Although unlikely that he starts, Kurzawa could make his PSG debut this weekend against former club Monaco in the principality.

The 22-year-old expressed his delight at the move, per Johnson:

Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip

Kurzawa on PSG move: "I am very happy to have joined a club as ambitious as PSG. Signing for capital club marks a new step in my career."

Kurzawa's arrival follows the departure of Lucas Digne to Roma on loan.

The youngster is a quick, attacking full-back and has already scored three times this season for Monaco.

Further, Kurzawa is capable of creating chances for his team-mates, which he demonstrated last year by racking up five assists in all competitions.

The continued form of Maxwell ensures Kurzawa will need to perform at his best in order to establish himself in the first XI where Digne failed, but the youngster's ability to defend and effectiveness going forward make him a strong acquisition for Les Parisiens.

Kurzawa has an excellent future ahead of him, and his quality ensures he will continue his development and likely thrive in the French capital.


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