PSG finally found the left-back they were desperately looking for.
After striking out on the pursuit of Filipe Luis, who decided to stay in Atletico Madrid after snubbing PSG’s interest, the reigning Ligue 1 champions decided to find another alternative and they have completed a move for Bayern Munich’s Juan Bernat.
The Spaniard was deemed as surplus by Bayern’s new manager, Niko Kovac, who prefers David Alaba as the starting left defender. Bernat signed a three-year deal with PSG and the operation was rumoured to be around the €15 million mark.
This is undobtedly an interesting piece of business for all parties involved. Bernat will have a realistic chance to compete for a starting spot, something that he wouldn’t have had at Bayern, and will battle with Layvin Kurzawa for the left-back role. Meanwhile, Bayern received a decent amount of money for a player that a) wasn’t on the manager’s plans and b) was barely going to play this season.
PSG had already missed out on other targets such as Filipe Luis and Jerome Boateng. Bernat is not a sexy name by any means and his arrival shouldn’t make the fans feel overly excited, but he is the kind of hard-working defender that will add some much-needed tenacity to PSG’s elegant back-four.