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Kurzawa seals PSG move

2015-08-28 09:37
Layvin Kurzawa (Supplied)

Paris - Monaco defender Layvin Kurzawa has signed a five-year deal with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, the Ligue 1 club confirmed on Thursday.

Kurzawa, 22, will replace Lucas Digne who on Wednesday completed a loan move to AS Roma, with the French international serving as a back-up for first-team Brazilian left-back Maxwell.

"I'm very happy to join such an ambitious club as Paris Saint-Germain," Kurzawa told PSG's website.

The amount of the deal was not revealed by PSG but French media reported it was worth in the region of €24 million.

"I'm going to continue my apprenticeship at the highest level beside players who are among the best in the world," said Kurzawa who has two caps for France.

"Signing for the capital club represents a new milestone in my career.

"I can't wait to play my first match at the Parc des Princes, a legendary forum for me and to give Paris Saint-Germain fans all the trophies that we covet this season."

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelafi said the club were delighted to attract "one of the rising stars of European football".

"His (Kurzawa) status as a French international confirms that this player is very promising and ready to evolve at the highest level.

"This fourth summer signing confirms once again to our fans our very big ambitions for the season which has just started."

The reigning three-time French champions are the only Ligue 1 team with a maximum nine points after three games, having already recruited German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt, French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli (Tottenham) and Argentine striker Angel Di Maria (Manchester United).

Kurzawa is a former transfer target of Premier League club Arsenal.

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