PSG’s out-of-favour defender Layvin Kurzawa is set to depart the Parc Des Princes due to the Frenchman falling out of favour at the club. Kurzawa isn’t considered to be in the plans of newly appointed Christopher Galtier and is seeking to leave France in search of playing time. The 29-year-old’s agent has offered the left-back to various clubs in Europe with Everton and Leeds United seeming to be the most interested clubs.
Jesse Marsch’s Leeds have been extremely busy this summer transfer window having completed deals for 6 new signings. The Leeds hierarchy is determined to back Marsch and build a competitive squad for next season to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation scrap.
The Peacocks would be without their first choice left back Junior Firpo for another month due to an injury the Brazilian picked up in the pre-season. With no senior player to step in as a replacement, Marsch certainly lacks squad depth in that position and the signing of Kurzawa would solve that problem.
The French left-back is a very experienced defender who has made more than 150 appearances for PSG and won 18 trophies during his time in the French capital. Despite being one of the most experienced players in the squad, the 29-year-old failed to make a single appearance under Mauricio Pochettino last season.
Victor Orta, the Director of Football at Leeds, could be very tempted to sign a player with so much experience on a cut-price deal which makes the deal a low-risk investment for the Yorkshire club. Kurzawa would provide competition for Firpo for the left-back squad along with becoming one of the key figures in the dressing room and helping the young Leeds side next season after the departure of club captain Kalvin Phillips.