Leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, Moussa Diaby (22) does not regret joining Bayer Leverkusen. In Germany, the Parisian Titi has become an indisputable holder thanks to very remarkable performances. For three years, Diaby has scored 35 goals and 37 assists in 124 games in all competitions. Enough to open the doors of the French team to him in 2021 (5 selections)… but also of several more upscale formations!
Under contract until 2025, Diaby has already been cited on the side of Newcastle or Real Madrid. Present at a press conference this afternoon in Clairefontaine, the native of Paris took stock of his situation. “It’s always nice to hear his name in big clubs. I’m focused on this rally (with the France team), doing good things here. Then we’ll see what will happen. For the moment, I don’t think about it too much. Yes, staying is possible, I don’t rule it out. Afterwards, I’m focused on the France team. We’ll see what will happen next. I do not think about it. »
The World Cup, an important factor
Evasive, Diaby nevertheless indicated that, if he has to leave Bayer, it will not be to go anywhere. “It’s true that every player dreams of winning a Champions League one day. Karim (Benzema) already has five. In my thinking, I would like to join a club that plays the Champions League, the big matches. I’ll think about it, but we’ll see. » And a return to Paris Saint-Germain? “Paris is my training club, which taught me everything. I do not exclude a return, we do not know what can happen in football. If the PSG is brought to call me one day, I will think about it. »
One thing is certain: the programming of the 2022 World Cup in winter will force him to reflect on this summer. Will he take the risk of changing his environment a few months before such a competition? “Yes, obviously it will be an important factor to take into account the World Cup. It’s going to be a tough choice. For now, I’m not thinking about it yet. After this gathering, I will sit down with my family and my agents to discuss it a little more”. Case to follow.