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Leverkusen sign French talent Moussa Diaby from PSG

Associated Press Friday, 14 June 2019, 17:49 Last update: about 2 months ago

Bayer Leverkusen has signed promising French forward Moussa Diaby from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Bundesliga club says in a statement that the 19-year-old Diaby has signed a five-year-deal through June 2024.

Diaby, who plays for France's under-20 side, made 34 appearances under PSG coach Thomas Tuchel last season, scoring four goals and setting up seven more.

Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes says: "It's an impressive quota at a top international club like PSG. He's one of the biggest French prospects who has the best conditions here in Leverkusen to develop further into an absolute top player."

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Kicker magazine reported that Leverkusen is paying 15 million euros ($16.8 million) for Diaby, who had one year left on his PSG contract. The French side will reportedly also receive 20% of any sell-on fee.

Diaby is Leverkusen's second signing of the offseason after Kerem Demirbay arrived for a club-record 32 million euros from league rival Hoffenheim.

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