Abdou Diallo signs for Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the arrival of Abdou Diallo to the enior squad. Arriving from Borussia Dortmund, the French defender signed a five-year contract that links him to the capital club until 30 June 2024.

Abdou Diallo, 23, came up through the youth academy at AS Monaco. He played a total of 19 matches in three seasons, notably helping to clinch the L1 title in 2017. During this Monegasque period, the Tours-born defender also spent some time on loan in Belgium, turning out for SV Zulte Waregem (35 matches, three goals) in 2015-2016.

In 2017, this 1.86m defender gave a new direction to his career by signing with FSV Mainz 05, for whom he went on to make 30 apperance (three goals) His talent made a mark on the Bundesliga and attracted the interest of its biggest sides, including Borussia Dortmund, whom he joined in the summer of 2018.

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Under the direction of Swiss coach Lucien Favre, Abdou Diallo played 38 matches with Dortmund, showing off his versatility by playing both as a central defender and as a full-back. With the BvB, he will finish runner-up in the 2018-2019 German Championship.

In parallel with his club career, Abdou Diallo has climbed the ranks of the national teams to become a member of the French U-21 team (16 caps). Since joining the U-21 team in 2016, he has worn the captain's armband 13 times, participating in the entire qualifying campaign for the 2019 U-21 Euros, a competition in which the French team punched its ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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"It is a great honour to be involved with such a prestigious club as Paris Saint-Germain, Abdou Diallo said after signing his contract. I have always said that the Parisian project was very attractive. Joining the capital club today is another important step in my career. I am committed to giving my all for my new club and look forward to bringing my qualities and desire to this team renowned for its high quality and high ambitions."