Atletico Madrid sign Axel Witsel, Abdo Diallo leaves Paris Saint-Germain
Atletico Madrid announce the signing of Belgian striker Axel Witsel for one season
Spanish club Atlético Madrid has officially announced the signing of Belgian international Axel Witsel in a free transfer deal during the current summer transfer period for one season only, ending on June 30, 2023.
Atlético Madrid confirmed in an official statement on its official website that the Belgian international, who had terminated his contract with German club Borussia Dortmund, had signed.
Witsel has played in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund since joining in 2018, 145 matches, of which 45 were matches last season only.
Commenting on the contract with the player, Atletico Madrid confirmed that he has extensive experience, as he played during his long career more than 600 official matches at the club level, including 77 matches with the Champions League and 42 matches in the European League, in addition to his participation with Belgium in two editions of the World Cup. (2014 and 2018) and at two European Championships (2016 and 2020).
Abdo Diallo decides his fate of staying in Paris Saint-Germain at the Galtier meeting
French press reports revealed that the Senegalese international, Abdou Diallo, player of the Paris Saint-Germain team, is seeking to resolve his position with the new coach of the capital team, Christophe Galtier, with a desire to leave and move to other European leagues after the decline in dependence on him during the last season.
And Abdo Diallo had previously received an offer from AC Milan to move to the Italian league champions during the current summer transfers.
Abdo Diallo has played with Paris Saint-Germain 16 games so far, including only 3 confrontations since winning the last African Nations Cup, which his country officially crowned.
According to the official website of Radio “Monte Carlo”, Abdo Diallo is waiting for a meeting with new coach Christophe Galtier to find out his future with the Parisian club during the last season.
Abdo Diallo moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Borussia Dortmund in 2019 for 32 million euros.
The report confirmed that the management of Paris Saint-Germain put a large sum of money to sell Abdo Diallo, which made it difficult for the Italian league clubs, which made the player and his agent turn towards offers from the English Premier League, especially Tottenham, who showed interest in the past weeks.