July 16, 2019

PSG sign defender Diallo from Dortmund


Abdou Diallo

Paris Saint-Germain have signed France under-21 international defender Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal, the French champions announced on Tuesday.


Abdou Diallo

German magazine Kicker reported PSG had paid 32 million euros ($35.9 million) plus a further two million euros in bonuses for the 23-year-old centre-back.

Diallo, who would have played for France at last month’s under-21 European Championship but for an injury, has spent the last two seasons in Germany, joining Dortmund after a year at Mainz.

Prior to that he started his career at Monaco and played five times in the principality club’s run to the Ligue 1 title in 2017.

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Diallo is PSG’s fifth summer signing, with Spanish duo Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera having joined from Sevilla and Manchester United respectively.

They have also signed 19-year-old Polish goalkeeper Marcin Bulka on a free from Chelsea and Dutch defender Mitchel Bakker, also 19, from Ajax.

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Dortmund were happy to move Diallo on having last month brought German international stopper Mats Hummels back to the club from Bayern Munich for 38 million euros.