PSG sign defender Diallo from Dortmund

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Paris St Germain have signed French defender Abdou Diallo on a five-year deal from German side Borussia Dortmund, the French champions said on Tuesday.

No financial details were disclosed but media reports said the fee was worth about 29 million pounds ($35.98 million).

“It is a great honour to be involved with such a prestigious club as Paris Saint-Germain. I have always said that the Parisian project was very attractive,” the 23-year-old said in a statement on the club’s website https://en.psg.fr/teams/first-team/content/abdou-diallo-signs-for-paris-saint-germain.

“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.”

Diallo joined Dortmund last season from Mainz 05 and went on to make 38 total appearances for the German side who finished runners-up in the Bundesliga behind champions Bayern Munich.

“We’re in a good position in the defensive area, both in terms of player numbers and quality, and Abdou really wanted to accept the offer from his home country, and it’s a very valuable one for us,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.

“We thank Abdou Diallo for his commitment to Borussia Dortmund and wish him good health and much success in his new workplace,” Zorc added.

REUTERS/Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru Editing by Christian Radnedge

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