Paris Saint-Germain probably can’t pay the kind of money that would be required to seal the transfer of Bayer Leverkusen star and Arsenal target Moussa Diaby, according to French football expert Jonathan Johnson in his exclusive CaughtOffside column.
In a piece that will be published in full on CaughtOffside’s Substack tomorrow morning, Johnson says he’s not surprised to see interest from the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle United in signing Diaby, who has really impressed in his time in the Bundesliga.
The 23-year-old came up through PSG’s academy earlier in his career, but his career has really taken off since moving to Leverkusen in 2019, and it could now earn him a big move this summer.
Johnson expects Diaby would likely cost around €50million, and that PSG probably won’t be able to pay that kind of money to re-sign their former player, due to Financial Fair Play concerns.
This could be good news for Arsenal, Newcastle, and others, but for now it’s not entirely clear where the France international will end up.
Moussa Diaby to Arsenal, Newcastle or PSG?
“I think Moussa Diaby’s name is coming up a lot ahead of the summer because he’s grown a lot since he left PSG to move to Germany with Bayer Leverkusen. We’re seeing links with the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle, and PSG themselves have also been linked with an interest in re-signing him,” Johnson wrote.
“I’m personally not the biggest fan of the idea of PSG bringing back players that they let go for a low amount, as that can’t be considered smart business. Still, there’s no doubt about it – he’s a much better player than he was when he left PSG, much more developed, and it doesn’t surprise me to see clubs like Arsenal and Newcastle linked with him.
“He’s more than just a very speedy player, he’s got a lot of versatility on that left-hand side, and I personally think he’s most well suited to playing in a more attacking role, but he’s also done well as a wing-back.
Source link : https://www.caughtoffside.com/2023/03/16/arsenal-newcastle-moussa-diaby-transfer-boost-exclusive/
Author : Mark Brus
Publish date : 2023-03-16 14:32:44
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