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PSG announce Mukiele transfer from RB Leipzig on deal until 2027 to boost their defence

18:32 EAT 26/07/2022
Nordi Mukiele PSG unveil 2022
The French player originally developed in Paris FC's academy, and has now returned to the capital with the Ligue 1 champions

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the transfer signing of Nordi Mukiele from RB Leipzig. The defender has signed a long-term deal with the club.

Mukiele arrives at a time PSG centre-back Presnel Kimpembe is being linked with a move elsewhere, and the 24-year-old could provide cover at centre-back if Kimpembe leaves while also carrying the ability to play right-back.

The versatile defender has committed his future to the club with a five-year contract that runs until 2027.

What did Mukiele say about the move?

Mukiele took to social media to thank RB Leipzig, where he spent the past four seasons.

"I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me," he wrote on Twitter.

"You made me feel home since the very first day I arrived and it is with heavy heart that I leave today. I want to thank everyone involved at the club that help us reach our goals on a daily basis."

What else have PSG done this summer?

It's been a quieter window than last year, when PSG signed Lionel Messi, Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes.

This summer, they've added midfielder Vitinha from Porto for €40 million (£34m/$42m) in addition to the Mukiele move.

In terms of outgoings, Neymar has been linked with a departure as the club are open to letting him leave, but nothing formal has materialised.